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Monday Musings and Motivations – Part Twenty – Soul Adjustment

I’ve always been a deep and sensitive person.  Yeah, you know, you know. This isn’t a feel-sorry-for-me post.  It’s a reclamation of sorts.  Whenever I read something, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, I’m always looking for the metaphors, the message, the “what’s really between the lines” of something. What did that guy, Frost REALLY mean … Continue reading

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

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

TWO GREAT CONTESTS TO ENTER — DEADLINE IS SOON!

Two great contests to pass along and each has a deadline of March 31, 2012. Ploughshares’ Emerging Writers Contest.  Get more info here. Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest.  Get info here. Finish up that award-winning short story you’ve been working on and good luck. If you’ve got info about any great contests, … Continue reading

Staying Power

I’ve been writing something; a diary/journal, essay, short stories, research paper,  (for myself and others) for decades.  After high school and college, I always gravitated toward professions — for the most part — that required a good deal of writing and tapping away on a typewriter (those of you who don’t know what that is, … Continue reading

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