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Land on my feet or my writing *bleep* as #ROW80 Round 3 ends

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love.”~Sophia Loren, Italian actress It seems I’ve been stuck in a lot of things lately. … Continue reading

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Celebrating 3 must-read writing bloggers

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”~Abraham Lincoln, American president Today, l celebrate bloggers. We’re all in this together, whatever our reasons for writing, whatever our topics or motivation. Supporting each other is what we should … Continue reading

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Claiming myself in a new state of mind…kinda

“It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”~Jenn Proske, Canadian actress Today I heard Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and I cried. I have no reason to, but I did. I guess I do have a … Continue reading

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Perceptions and misconceptions of New Jersey

“At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are.”~Kim Kardashian, American celebrity I’m in New Jersey now, and I’m surprisingly happy. I lived in NJ for almost 10 years before getting married and moving … Continue reading

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Writerly goodbyes are on the horizon

“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything; it’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.”~Trey Parker, American artist My phone is filling up with Goodbye Selfies. I met my writerly friend, Erin, today for a writing adventure. … Continue reading

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A flood of writing emotions

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”~Helen Keller, American writer I arrived at Barnes & Noble early enough for tonight’s Deadwood Study Group. The format has changed over the years, and right … Continue reading

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The secret code: Happy National Handwriting Day

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”~Isaac Asimov, American scientist I realize that to create a secret code, write in cursive. As a scrapbooker, it continues to stun me that other paper artists hate their handwriting. Yes, they … Continue reading

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How I learned to like coffee

“Coffee is a language in itself.”~Jackie Chan, Chinese actor I never used to be a coffee drinker, but now I am. My parents gave me a sip of their black coffee to satisfy my curiosity, and I found it to … Continue reading

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ROWing my life away, missing writing

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”~Sydney J. Harris, American journalist Education is learning about yourself. The Round of Words in 80 Days quarterly challenge continues to teach me about how I work. 1–Complete a good, … Continue reading

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Choose or choose not; that is the question

“Today I choose life.”~Kevyn Aucoin, American artist Are you writing right now? Why, or why not? Have you talked to your dear friend lately? Did you spend two hours on social media last night? Are you exercising or being active … Continue reading

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My new view of #NaNoWriMo

“The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.”~Jose Bergamin, Spanish writer This year, I free myself from NaNoWriMo convention and snub my nose at what is expected. Everyone approaches NaNoWriMo differently. This first year I discovered that the … Continue reading

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Tossing #ROW80 Round 3 onto the backseat: it has ended!

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”~Abraham Lincoln, American president I’ve participated in A Round of Words in 80 Days for a year now and have yet to accomplish … Continue reading

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Beyond social media: Like yourself

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”~Albert Camus, French philosopher Are you kind to yourself? Probably not. We tell ourselves… I’m not a good writer, we say. I’ll never be published/finish a story. I’m not … Continue reading

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Coffee, beach balls and World’s Greatest Ribs this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Glad you could meet, especially now that I-275 North is open. I like this Orchard Lake Rd. Starbucks because it’s another Clover location. I can’t stay too long. I just came from a Saturday work … Continue reading

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The appeal of writing in coffeeshops

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”~Albert Einstein, German scientist Coffeeshops are my office. Some people find the noise distracting. I find the background noise comforting. The conversations and overhead music soothes me, connects me to the outside world … Continue reading

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What is the key to balancing social media?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”~Nelson Mandela, S. African statesman Yesterday, I was reminded why I dis-Like Facebook: I spend too much d@=# time on it. I have a social media schedule, one that continues to evolve. For now, … Continue reading

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Do you remember your first time? A momentous #TBT

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”~William Shakespeare, English poet Today is a momentous Throwback Thursday: July 21, 2009 is the day of my first Facebook post. I was with my Journal Club writerfriends at … Continue reading

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Hopeful or hopeless: this week’s #ROW80 post

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment.”~Buddha, Hindu leader Where did I leave off with A Round of Words in 80 Days? I totally lost sight of my … Continue reading

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Self-promotion: Things to do and not to do

I used to be all about the me-me-me approach to self-promotion, but now I realize that sucks. Oh, you should be proud of your work. I am; my writings are great. As Barbara Fine said at BEA16, “No one cares … Continue reading

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The good and the bad: reflections on #AtoZChallenge

“Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.”~Vanessa Hudgens, American actress This year’s A to Z Blog Challenge was just that: a challenge. I’m reading a lot of posts from … Continue reading

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