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Monday Musings & Motivations — Part Fifty-Five – Risk

We each experience life—love, loss, joy, pain—individually, personally, and no one can feel it for us. Friends and/or family can soothe and offer words of comfort or encouragement, but ultimately we have to take whatever it is on— take the risk or not. For some of us, it takes awhile. We do the same thing … Continue reading

From Whence They Came

I was rewriting a short story yesterday morning and decided on the title, “The Nick of Time.” Though the phrase isn’t mentioned anywhere in the story, its implications are fierce—linking the main plot and the subplot—I hope anyway. These vehicles we use to write—setting the tone as tragic or comic, voice patterns of characters, memorable … Continue reading

Only If You Want To

Just a quick post today.  Just got a notification from Tipsy Lit that today (I thought it was yesterday but I often misunderstand easy instructions) is the day to vote for your favorite 500-word story, one of which I wrote the other day.  Thanks to all of you kind enough to stop by and read.  Now … Continue reading

Writing Prompt — Tipsy Lit

As I get back into the blogging thing, I thought I’d precariously begin with a writing prompt from Tipsy Lit. As I begin to take on the task of regularly writing (as I once did for just me), these prompts really do get the creative process going.  I’m writing more on my book and a … Continue reading

The Writer Reveal

Last week I wrote a post asking all of you to vote for your favorite passage from some “mystery” writers.  Thanks to all of you who decided to play.  The votes came in and below are how they ranked, along with the writer and where the passage came from.  If you click on the links … Continue reading

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mé·tier
ˈmāˌtyā,māˈtyā/

noun

a trade, profession, or occupation.
"those who work honestly at their métier"
synonyms: occupation, job, work, profession, business, employment, career, vocation, trade, craft, line (of work), specialty

"he had another métier besides teaching"

an occupation or activity that one is good at.

"she decided that her real métier was grand opera"

synonyms: forte, strong point, strength, specialty, talent, bent; More
an outstanding or advantageous characteristic.
"subtlety is not his métier"

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