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Say What Now?

“Let it bleed and we’ll cut it,” the man said. When you read those words, what is your initial reaction? Do graphic images come to mind? As I’m exploring more ways in which to move characters through a setting or place, argot (rhymes with target) or jargon comes into play so that the scene and … Continue reading

My Good and How My Mind Got Me Here. And There. And…

I trade emails from time to time with a very dear and wise friend. We commiserate about life and its ups and downs. We’ll check in to see how the other is doing. We remind each other how fortunate we are. When one of us is feeling down, the other will have some words of … Continue reading

Blogging and Writing

When I began blogging, I didn’t have a clue as to why I was doing it or what I would write about. I had an inkling of an idea. But ideas are fluid—they begin as something and morph into something else as they mature. As time goes along, they reveal themselves as something else again. … Continue reading

Thanks

As a writer I’m acutely aware of how much weight words carry. We fling them about these days, through various channels of social media, so many outlets of delivering what we feel, what we want to say. I personally don’t Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and whatever else there may be.  I seriously don’t know how … Continue reading

Oh, What the Heck

Lately I’ve not really come up with any earth-shattering posts.  My inspiration seems to be on a very low simmer these days so I thought I’d dredge up some old writing prompts and just put them out there.  For you to read.  And comment on. When I lived in New York, a good writerly friend … Continue reading

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psy·che
/ˈsīkē
noun
  1. the human soul, mind, or spirit.
    “their childhood made them want to understand the human psyche and to help others.”
  2. soul, spirit (inner) self, ego, true being, inner man/woman, persona, subconscious, mind, intellect;

“Getting in touch with your own psyche.”