Category Archives: Writing

Letter C: Chocolate-filled #AtoZChallenge

Chocolate can inspire almost anything, including haiku. Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, and so many holidays these days involve some type of candy. Fourth of July has its S’mores. Christmas defines candy canes. Easter has chocolate bunnies, and Halloween has everything. … Continue reading

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Be a part of #AtoZChallenge in 2021

Beginning is often difficult, but continuing can be harder. I started repainting my office/craft room in 2020. Maybe it was 2019; I lost track of time these recent 12 months. Oh, I can still use the room, move around, function … Continue reading

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Haiku: Day 1, Letter A of 2021 #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to Day One–or Day A–of the AtoZ Blogging Challenge 2021. Every day this month, excluding Sundays, bloggers challenge themselves to write posts using the corresponding alphabet Letter of the Day to inspire the posts. Most writers choose theme throughout … Continue reading

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MY 2021 #AtoZChallenge theme is…

It’s that time of the year for the Blogging AtoZ Challenge reveal, and for 2021 I will be creating Alphabet Haiku, with a Twist. It’s the perfect match. April is National Poetry Month, and I’ve enjoyed writing haiku since, oh, … Continue reading

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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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