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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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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.”