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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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Who knew word count tightens & excitens your writing?

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”~Anthony Robbins, American author Sing along with me, folks: Pro-crastin-a-a-ation’s making me wait. I waited until the last days to compile my entries for the Rochester Writers’ 2016 … Continue reading

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This #WeekendCoffeeShare: come in from the rain

If we were having coffee…. Hi. How are you today? Thanks for making it out in this rain. Downpour. I’ve never been to City Coffeehouse before. My husband’s gonna join us after he’s done record browsing. I recommend the Organic … Continue reading

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Writers, ask yourself this one question

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”~Peter Drucker, American businessman Is your book actually a book? This is the Fiction Journey. That initial question posed at tonight’s Ann Arbor Emerging Writers workshop did not make me … Continue reading

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My final #ROW80 Round 1 reflections and suggestions

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”~Winston Churchill, English statesman A Round of Words in 80 Days. The challenge is detailed here on the #ROW80 blog for all writers, bloggers, artists … Continue reading

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Celebrating THON on this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Thanks for meeting us here at Miracle Coffee. It’s our annual tradition to watch the Penn State THON Total Reveal in a coffeeshop, and he chose here this time. He’s a fan of the blended … Continue reading

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A #WeekendCoffeeShare where I discuss my #ROW80 goals

If we were having coffee… I know, right, three coffee shops to get this right? That first place we tried was just blah. The owner is usually friendlier, but not today. We were almost chased out of the Bookstore Café. … Continue reading

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Are you keepin’ it real today?

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”~Eleanor Roosevelt, American First Lady It’s only 1:36pm as of this writing, and I already want to file today in the Let Me Forget pile. Yes, feelings are real, and as … Continue reading

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A chill blogging #WeekendCoffeeShare in Detroit

If we were having coffee… Oh my gosh. Isn’t this the most chill coffeehouse you’ve ever been in? It is for me, and that’s saying a lot. I can’t even call it a “coffeeshop” because that commonplace word doesn’t do … Continue reading

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Let’s try this #ROW80 thing again

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet It’s that time of year for resolution and Round of Words. I didn’t keep up with ROW80 much last round. It … Continue reading

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A new year, a new #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… It’s kinda nice to get out of the house, isn’t it? Yeah, it’s not like I’ve been cooped up all week–far from it!–but sitting in this Starbucks gives us some space to spread out. Too … Continue reading

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A #WeekendCoffeeShare about Christmas, writing and out-of-town family

If we were having coffee… It’s nice here, isn’t it? My in-laws take us out for brunch every year at the William Penn Inn here in…is this Lansdale? Chalfont? North Wales? Oh, I always forget the town, but I do … Continue reading

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Writing tools that are practical and fun to use

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”~Albert Einstein, German physicist The only reason I completed NaNoWriMo this year was with the incentive of buying myself The Big Reward. Material goods are great motivators, and if self-bribery helps you write, … Continue reading

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