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Let’s talk Star Trek, #ROW80 and writing tips

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”~Confucius, Chinese philosopher Today’s memoir writing tip: Don’t begin with backstory. Perfect advice as I rewrite my Star Trek MomMemoir. The annual Las Vegas Star Trek convention begins in two weeks, … Continue reading

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Things I notice writing in coffee shops

“Just living is not enough; one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”~Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author What do you notice around you? Today, writing in Rock ‘n’ Joe Union coffee shop, the music includes a country artist’s cover … Continue reading

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Writing goals as #ROW80 Round 3 begins

“Only I can change my life; no one can do it for me.”~Carol Burnett, American actress This Round 3 is all about writing focus and scheduling. I was late to my Memoir2 group last week, so I couldn’t test my … Continue reading

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A #WeekendCoffeeShare in writing mode and in-laws

If we were having coffee…. Hey, glad you could join me here outside Philly. Hope you didn’t hit too much holiday traffic. It’s a cozy Starbucks, isn’t it? I’m chillin’ with a Café Vanilla Frapp. The baristas know how to … Continue reading

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Do you know how to critique a writer’s writing?

“You must not confuse being good with being liked.”~Paul Arden, American author Tomorrow, Wednesday, is my second official Memoir2 meeting, and apparently I don’t know how to critique. By official, I mean the second meeting where I present my work … 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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Reflections on #ROW80 goals, buying house and coffee

“Sometimes just when I say hello the right way, I’m like, ‘Whoa, I’m so cool.’”~Robert Pattinson, English actor It’s been five months since I completed a Photo365 spread, but it feels like forever. The first is the date I would … Continue reading

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My Farewell #WeekendCoffeeShare from Michigan

If we were having coffee… Hey, I’m glad you could join me and my husband at Starbucks. This is one of my last times writing here. Actually, I’m coming tomorrow, Monday, for my last Swarm check in streak. I know, … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye is an art form

“Could we see again when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.”~Ouida, English novelist Another Goodbye Selfie is taken, but my friend prefers privacy, so I’m sharing our story … 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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My first writerly goodbye, and my steel cut emotions

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader Damn, these goodbyes are getting harder. Today I said goodbye to John, the moderator of my Deadwood Writers Group. He challenged … Continue reading

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The #ROW80 Website back!! and my ROUND 1 goals

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”~Jim Rohn, American businessman Finally, someone has released their vice grip hold on the merits of Facebook! I’m excited to share that the Round … 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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Why you should not make New Year’s Resolutions

“It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”~Jenn Proske, Canadian actress Why wait for a new year to make a new you? ‘Tis the season for reflection and afterthought and future goals. John McCarthy over … Continue reading

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Wrapping up #ROW80 Round 4 and my afterthought

“We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”~Joseph Campbell, American author Spoiler alert: I only accomplished one of my five ROW80 goals in Round 4. I despise … Continue reading

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Free yourself from email clutter

“If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”~Will Rogers, American actor This week I have been doing something bold and freeing: unsubscribing from emails. I apologize if yours was one of them. It’s nothing … Continue reading

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Feeling nostalgic about writing and missing crayons

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”~Tom Stoppard, English writer I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately. Maybe it’s the packing and seeing my previous life end up in boxes. Touching these things that are or were precious … 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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Thank you, evil ex-Boss (a nod to Halloween)

“Don’t dream it; Be it.”~Dr. Frank-N-Furter, A Scientist Thank you for being a horrible boss. Thank you for driving me so crazed that I quit. Without my day choked by you, I explored different avenues and experiences. I had fun … Continue reading

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A fabulous #WeekendCoffeeShare with friends, football and Frappes

If we were having coffee…. Thanks for coming over to my house today. I hope Keurig coffee is okay today. Excuse the mess on the table, but I hosted my annual Halloween Crop at Casa de la Hirsch last night, … Continue reading

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