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Writing is a Workout

Just a quick post today regarding writing and how much it requires of a person.  I’m not sure people who don’t write — for a living or for solely creative purposes — realize just how much it takes to put words to paper and flesh out an idea. I’ve had a great week writing for … Continue reading

Secret Agents, Ventriloquism and Make-Believe

This blog was inspired by Sweet Mother.  Visit her blog and I promise you’ll have more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. A blog of hers struck a chord with me, triggered a few childhood memories.  How does our sense of fun get all cluttered up with distractions?  I know, I know; work, job, kids (in … Continue reading

Dancing With Words

A fellow writer/blogger inspired this post.  Saunter on over to Brinda Banerjee’s blog where you’ll read about a wonderful childhood experience with poetry. Her blog inspired me to go through some of my decades-old writing and my awkward attempt at poetry.  To me, poetry is much more difficult than writing fiction or non-fiction.  It’s a … Continue reading

The Great Equalizer

As humans sharing the same planet, we all have different viewpoints, subjects that we’re sensitive to and/or beliefs that stem from how we grew up, where we grew up and all of that other stuff that makes us who we are. Though we may not agree on everything (would be kind of boring if we … Continue reading

Go Ahead, Insult Me

I’m writing a novel where my protagonist is very brave and doesn’t care what people think.  She gets herself into all kinds of sticky situations, does things that I wouldn’t do and says whatever is on her mind and lets the chips fall where they may.  In real-life situations, most of us censor what we … Continue reading

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