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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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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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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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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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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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Dare: Are bloggers real writers? #AtoZChallenge

My name is Diana, and I am a writer. I state that up front because despite my published articles, books and national writing awards, some people still raise eyebrows at the thought of writing being a profession.  You know, those … Continue reading

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April 1: Art, Artists and #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to Day 1 of the AtoZ Blog Challenge. Today I feel more Zzzzzz than Awake. April is just one of those busy months. And, really, how did it become the 4th month already? I’m distracted with inconveniences today, not … Continue reading

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My fun #AtoZChallenge 2020 Theme Reveal

I wrote a haiku based on the letter X that does not include the word “xylophone”. I hope you love the alphabet because we couldn’t write without it. April is the month bloggers around the world unite to write daily posts … Continue reading

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Playing Games with Haiku Horizons #245

I have missed writing haiku. Every Tuesday at my Montclair Writers Support Group, each person introduces themselves and talks about writing struggles and goals. I tweak my intro every week, but it always contains “award-winning writer,” “author,” “memoir,” blah blah … Continue reading

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The Pledge of Allegiance written in emoji

In honor of July 4th, I wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in emoji. Emoji has taken over our world. My number one text image is the smiley kissey face. If you ever wondered how the Pledge of Allegiance would read as … Continue reading

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Happy anti-New Year! Words, focus and remembering January

How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? If you still remember even one of them, that’s not a bad way to start Monday, July 1, 2019. January 1st was a day filled with promise and goals and plans for … Continue reading

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Reading Challenges: good or bad?

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”~Thomas Jefferson, American president How sad it is that we as a society make even the joy of reading a massive social media event? There are gazumerous reading challenges out there. … Continue reading

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Writing from a distance: good, bad, both?

“I’m thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could’ve gone the other way.”~Rick Springfield, American musician It should come as no surprise to anyone, but I write about coffee shops. The activity in coffee shops is fascinating, better … Continue reading

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A pyramid of possibilities promoting on Twitter

“To hold a pen is to be at war.”~Voltaire, French writer Last week, I missed my crystal promotion moment everywhere. My Star Trek MomMemoir that I’ve been rambling about for weeks that takes place in Las Vegas has the perfect … Continue reading

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A schedule to publish two stories in one month

“A good beginning makes a good end.”~Louis L’Amour, American author I can do three things at once; at least, I used to. Reflecting on this past Weekend Coffee Share post, my writing and editing process reminded me of Comm 242 … Continue reading

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Writing goals are achievable through #ROW80

“Art is the triumph over chaos.”~John Cheever, American writer It has taken me, what, 3 years to finally believe that I can do this. Do what?  Everything. Okay, maybe not everything, like walking through a pit of snakes, but my … Continue reading

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Contradictory critiques: what do you believe?

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”~Herman Melville, American author Recent feedback for my Star trek MomMemoir is full of inconsistent whimsy. I gave myself permission to do 4 edits on my short story of … Continue reading

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Why I’m okay not publishing my book on time

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.~John Muir, American environmentalist I did not publish my memoir on Sunday night as planned, and I’m okay with that. Why? Sunday turned into family time. My husband and … Continue reading

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