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  • Bad Day, Good Story

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    I have had a few bad days lately. Without getting too personal—only because, frankly, I haven’t the strength nor the time to explain the full story—my sister has fought medical battles one after the other since birth. Now at 32, she is a wife and …

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  • I Need to Connect

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    “Hello? Is there anybody in there?” As a writer, I tediously waver between desperately needing readers’ critiques and drastically taking measures to avoid them. I’m guessing many of you understand what I’m describing—that pull between needing mass public approval, yet fearing it won’t ever be …

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  • Procrastination & Deadlines

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    “As a writer, I need an enormous amount of time alone. Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a matter of everything you can to avoid writing, until it’s about four in the morning and you …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Saying Goodbye & Staying Connected

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    Goodbyes are never easy.  Whether it’s a dear friend or a beloved family member, a meaningful part of your life is difficult to let go of. And we all say our goodbyes and deal with our loss in our own way. Some express sorrow with …

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