Author Archives: DWHirschAuthor

You will find inspiration in these 13 writing books

It’s been a month now, and this chat still stirs me. Tuesday Twitter #writestuff started the weekly chat with Question 1: What’s your favorite book about writing (fiction or nonfiction?) • Tiffany Arnold mentioned On Writing by Stephen King. • … Continue reading

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Who sends greeting cards anymore?

Just in time for MegaMeet tomorrow, I wonder: are Get Well cards extinct? MegaMeet starts tomorrow, and I am so excited to be playing with papers and glue sticks in public again I can barely write this. My class schedule … Continue reading

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Yes, you are finished writing your book

One of the best phrases a writer can say is: Move On. I don’t mean that in a crazed I-can’t-do-this-I’m-a-terrible-writer discouraged way. Those words are an affirmation of your hard work and progress and completion. “What do you know about … Continue reading

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Reflecting good and bad on #AtoZChallenge 2021

Every year, I tell myself that I will love the annual #AtoZChallenge, and every year, I’m disappointed in something. Daily blogging is hard, which is why I don’t do it. Too often Life happens and writing does not. Can I … Continue reading

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Your recycling is your memoir #AtoZChallenge

Your recycling is a snapshot into your life. Tuesday was recycling night, “Brown Goods (Paper/Cardboard)” per the township calendar. Tuesday, I took a nighttime neighborhood walk in the easy spring air. Intriguing items put out for pickup: – Weight Watchers … Continue reading

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eXceptionally difficult letter, that X – #AtoZChallenge

Next to the letter Q,  X is an intimidating letter. X is strong. X crosses out. X marks the spot. X blocks entrances. X crisscrosses threads that hold items together. X adds hope through fingers and toes. X begins Xe: … Continue reading

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Querying publications takes a strong soul – #AtoZChallenge

Queries go out; rejections return. My writing is fabulous and should be published everywhere. That’s starry-eyed me. I know my awesome work is not appreciated by everyone nor suited for every publication, but editors don’t have to be so gosh … Continue reading

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Maybe you will write a letter today, or tomorrow #AtoZChallenge

My friends, how do I love thee? Let me count the stamps. April is a month of showers before flowers, as well as other events: April is, of course, the month for Blogging from A to Z April Challenge since … Continue reading

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Kudos to words in #AtoZChallenge

“Kerfuffle” is not a word I use often, and I need to find a way to do that. I adore fun words.  I bet you do, too.  “Percolate” is one I do try to mix in my writing, and not … Continue reading

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Journey along the #AtoZChallenge

Journeys begin with a thought. “I want to publish a book.” “I want to be healthier.” “I want to travel to San Antonio.” The first step is changing “want to” into “will.” I will publish a book. I will be … Continue reading

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Haiku and having fun with #AtoZChallenge

Have you found a new favorite blog to read? I have. I found two that are fun: What Rhymes with Stanza? Words at rest, words at play She’s writing haiku, so I’m biased here.  Short posts, which makes easy read: … Continue reading

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Flying high-ku for #AtoZChallenge

Feel like flying today? “Hello, how are you?” the coffee barista asks me. “I’m fine” –which I am– “How are you?” “I’m doing okay,” the barista replies. Okay is not a fine thing to be. We can challenge ourselves to … Continue reading

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Desire this haiku for #AtoZChallenge

Does doing what you want always get you your desired end result? I doubt it. Do you know why? I don’t. As long as it’s legal, I’ll try it again. This time, I’ll do something different. Reaching for a goal … Continue reading

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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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