Get Write To It

The Traveling Soul Press Blog sharing tips, thoughts and trends for authors.

  • To Do List

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    As July comes to a close, summer begins to diminish and I look at my list of “to-do’s” with the kids and realize I am way behind. We haven’t visited wild animals at the zoo in the city, haven’t fed carrots to the horses at …

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  • Freedom Found

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    Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass We had a miraculous night in our home recently. Our 7 year old son finished reading his very first chapter book! I can’t describe how full of pride I am over his accomplishment, …

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  • Must Visit Bookstores

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    Social media is all abuzz these days with BuzzFeed quizzes that help determine which deadly creature you are and random lists such as the top ten disastrous English royal weddings. Today I stumbled over an intriguing BuzzFeed list that I actually found quite worthwhile: 17 Bookstores That …

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  • A Lot of Grammar Mistakes

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    “Alot is not a word in the English language.” My sixth grade English teacher had this phrase plastered across a large banner in her classroom. I noticed it as soon as I walked into her classroom for the first time. From that day forward, I …

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  • Inspiration & Motivation

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    in·spi·ra·tion   noun \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\ : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone mo·ti·va·tion noun \ˌmō-tə-ˈvā-shən\ : the act or process of giving someone a reason for …

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  • Four Eyes are Better Than Two

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    I began wearing glasses in preschool and learned quickly how cruel kids can be to those of us sporting specs. Therefore, I also quickly picked up the “four eyes are better than two” come back. Looking back, I clearly see the irony. My preschool playground …

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  • TV to Paper: How I Became a Writer

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    I stumbled into writing. It wasn’t my intent as I prepared for my career. I was going to be a serious TV reporter, perhaps someday even an evening news anchor. In college I took all the required mass communication classes. I learned to prepare broadcast …

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  • Go Stare Out of a Window

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    “A writer is working when he’s staring out of the window.” —Burton Rascoe An unfortunate interpretation of work, especially in this day and age, is that it must be physical—that it must be seen with the eye and must generate a tangible product. For writers, …

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  • Spring

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    Here in Philly, we are desperate for spring. Desperate. We had a quick preview this weekend with a lovely Saturday of 65 degrees and sun. We played outside with the kids and re-energized. Unfortunately, the cold set in once again the next day and by …

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  • Wearing & Writing Your Emotions

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    I recently spent a weekend surrounded by many loved ones in celebration of my younger cousin’s wedding. I live a considerable distance from the majority of my family who live in the south and rarely get to see most of them. So the weekend was …

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