Monthly Archives: October 2019

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween! After carving my pumpkin, I can’t wait to see all the kids on my street in their cute costumes. In past years, I’ve seen fairies, princesses, and even an adorable walking dictionary! And speaking of Halloween, here’s … Continue reading

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Nixing Naysayers

“I’d literally been told I wasn’t pop-star material.” Sir Elton John When my dear friend and gifted writer, Linda, quoted this line from Me, Elton John’s autobiography, we both had a good laugh. Needless to say, the naysayer Elton encountered … Continue reading

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Fast Tracking

To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.” Anne Rice “All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” F. Scott Fitzgerald This November, tens of thousands of people around the world will take … Continue reading

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Thirty Days

“Thirty days and nights of literary abandon! No plot? No problem!” NaNoWriMo A heads up for anyone who’s been noodling around a novel project: National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) is fast approaching. November isn’t all voting, turkey, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

This beautiful poem comes to us via my KWD reader and friend, Pat Carrigan, a gifted writer and poetry lover, who shared it at a Poetry Appreciation Group: A Blessing James Wright Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota, Twilight … Continue reading

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Just Ask

“These be our prayers – more strength, more light, more constancy, more progress.”             Phillips Brooks Sometimes, when we’re feeling stuck or uninspired, or under-inspired, the best thing to do is to simply stop, get quiet, and ask for help. … Continue reading

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A Blessing

“Blessed is he who has found his work. Let him ask no other blessing.”                    Thomas Carlyle Writing isn’t always easy. Joyful, often, if we and the muse are on the same page, but not always easy. Some days are … Continue reading

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