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A peek inside my journal: Dare to dream

Friday, 8-18 [2006] 1:25p Haggerty SB                       It’s SB-Detroit Tigers Day!!                       I got a photo w/Paws, the Tigers mascot … Continue reading

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Start your new year with new writing

It’s a new year, a new start and time for a new journal. Do you journal? If you don’t, now is an excellent time to start. A journal has been at my side since college.  They began as a way … Continue reading

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Looking back to look ahead: a Journal entry

A look back into the real world.   Interesting that this journal entry was written in the color pink, the same as my journal entry now in 2021.  Coincidence? Sat, Jan 3 2015 3:50p SB @ Horsham He wanted to try … Continue reading

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The Big Santa Talk

The key to spreading holiday joy is a jingle bell necklace. December 2017 Our first Christmas back in New Jersey My husband and I watch the family of elves walk into the coffee shop.  The three adults are dressed in … Continue reading

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Are you the writer you were in 2011?

Today’s post is inspired by an email, reminding me of a writer I used to be. Monday morning. Coffee. Egg sandwich. “Where are you now?” hour on NJ 101.5 streaming on my app. Empty planner pages with two appointments written … Continue reading

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Published a tiny bit in Molecule – a tiny lit

Being published is a good thing, so why do I feel a little bit? Molecule is a bi-annual literary online magazine that publishes 50-word poetry and prose along with small-scale artwork. It’s a struggle cutting down to a 500-word piece, … Continue reading

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Questions from a fearful writer

My Montclair Memoir1 group Zoomed yesterday, and a comment at the end tugged me. One of the members–I’ll call him John–is, of course, writing a memoir. The piece John shared yesterday was shorter than usual. The snippets we all share … Continue reading

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Remember writing in #tbt for May 21

Another throwback Thursday, with more writing lessons learned. What have I discovered?   I engaged Twitter a lot more than I do today.  Will I exercise that media more now?  Should I?  Am I missing something vital?  Did I get … Continue reading

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Three techniques to move your exciting memoir forward

Have you ever felt that “ah-ha!”moment of satisfaction when a word or phrase clicks with your writing style like mine did today? Today, my MWG Memoir1 group met via Zoom for our bimonthly critique.  We use the same critique format … Continue reading

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Zany end to #AtoZChallenge 2020

q q q y y y y y ? I wrote this before dinner. Just like grocery shopping, that was bad idea. My dinner, however, that was a good one.

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X-ceptional haiku NOT using the word xylophone for #AtoZChallenge

. . I wrote an alphabet haiku using the letter X without the word xylophone. Clever me.  *big smile* My A to Z Challenge theme is alphabet haiku, with each word using the alphabet letter for that day. Who says … Continue reading

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Updating apps and understanding life through #AtoZChallenge

. . . —- Updating apps shows me even more memories I may or may not want to remember. Looking at Timehop inspired me to scroll through my apps. Early phone pages should be filled with oft-used, important apps.  Screens … Continue reading

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Travel back in time with #tbt and #AtoZChallenge

Thursdays are super scary days because of the #ThrowbackThursday or #tbt posts on your social media memories. Unfamiliar with Throwback Thursdays?  It’s a hashtag highlighting photos of anything in your past: your deceased dog Bonner when he/she was still alive; … Continue reading

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Sharing this anniversary on #AtoZChallenge

Stars aligned 10 years ago to create magic, so today I celebrate my website anniversary. On April 22, 2010, I created my original Wolf Howlings blog at the Canton Public Library in Michigan.  That historical moment occurred in the 8-table … Continue reading

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Realizing why I don’t read books: an #AtoZChallenge post

.. . Reading glasses must be a priority for me this month because I can’t read my comic books. . . I’m too young to be one of those squinty people who say . . “I need reading glasses” before … Continue reading

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Quit procrastinating in #AtoZChallenge

The 20th way to procrastinate a writer is with Quizzes. You know them; in fact, you’ve probably taken one or more. Women’s magazines were, perhaps still are, stuffed with “Is he the right boyfriend for you? Take this quiz to … Continue reading

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Ode to the future in this #AtoZChallenge haiku

/ / / Once order is restored, there is so much to do. / / / / / I will sip coffee with my husband at Track 5 in Cranford. I will drive to Philadelphia to visit my in-laws and … Continue reading

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Laugh with today’s #AtoZChallenge

1 . 3 . 5 . 7.. MAKE THIS and all text above WHITE Today is International Moment of Laughter Day, so find something that brings you delight. I learned that tidbit of fun after I wrote today’s haiku feeling … Continue reading

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Insist on creativity for #AtoZChallenge

. . Today’s Alphabet Haiku is brought to you by the letter I. -.- .- .- .- .- . . . . Isn’t it interesting? Intriguing? Intrigued? Indeed.

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Find fish and friends in #AtoZChallenge haiku

One fine way for a writer to procrastinate is with Fish. Fish are Zen in motion. They go where they want, flip around in a different path at a whim. Writers identify with this path as they look for the … Continue reading

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