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  • Be Still

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    I don’t know about y’all, but man oh man is the writer’s block in full force these days. I’m not exactly sure what the culprit is, but I’m willing to bet that our family’s hectic schedule is somewhat to blame. End of the year school …

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  • Dear Child of Nature…

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    DEAR Child of Nature, let them rail! –There is a nest in a green dale, A harbour and a hold; Where thou, a Wife and Friend, shalt see Thy own heart-stirring days, and be A light to young and old. There, healthy as a shepherd …

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  • Writing Distractions

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    So here I am, working from home since it’s Spring Break for my kiddos, and I am quickly reminded why I trek to my local Starbucks for most of my working hours. The distractions are countless! My youngest wants yet another Netflix choice and needs …

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  • Spring: Renewing My Motivation

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    I find it incredibly difficult to find motivation in the winter months. I’m sure there are plenty of creative beings out there who see wonder in every snowflake, who are invigorated by the stark cold, who delve into their art form while cooped up in …

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  • Mockingbird has a Watchman

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    In my last post, I honored late bloomers in writing and encouraged everyone to remember that it’s never too late to chase a dream and develop a talent, whether for the first time or as a rediscovery. (Read that post here.) Shortly thereafter, it was announced …

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  • Late Bloomers

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    So many of us feel like success must be achieved on a timeline that puts us beyond opportunity by a certain age. For me, that age was 35…which I surpassed recently. And while I have many accomplishments that I am incredibly proud of—namely my children—I …

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  • Je Suis Charlie

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    If you have found this blog, then I don’t need to convince you of how incredibly dire our freedom of speech is to us as writers. Whether you are a blogger, a columnist, a journalist, a novelist, etc., you have the freedom to write/say whatever …

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  • Happy Holidays & Happy New Year

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    It’s a busy time of year for everyone, and it can be incredibly difficult to carve out time for writing with the hustle and bustle surrounding you. And that’s OK! Taking a break is imperative to refresh creativity. Allow yourself to step away without guilt …

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  • Are You Still a Writer?

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    If you are a writer, but aren’t currently writing, are you still a writer? Does the adage “once a writer always a writer” apply? Is a parent without a child still a parent? Is a farmer without a farm still a farmer? Is a teacher …

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  • Putting the Puzzle Together

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    In my last blog post I discussed how to find the puzzle pieces of your story. (You can read that post here.) Now let’s talk about how to fit the pieces together once you accumulate them in order to create your big picture. Before going …

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