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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.

Something Wonderful

Something Told the Wild GeeseRachel Field Something told the wild geeseIt was time to go.Though the fields lay goldenSomething whispered, — “Snow.” Leaves were green and stirring,Berries, luster-glossed,But beneath warm feathersSomething cautioned, — “Frost.” All the sagging orchardsSteamed with amber … Continue reading

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New Hope

“Each dawn holds a new hope for a new plan, making the start of each new day the start of a new life.”   Gina Blair What an inspiring, hopeful thought to light our way! Just consider the possibilities of bringing … Continue reading

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Jenny Jangles

“A gothic unraveling of a novel, as moody and atmospheric as the isolated island on which it’s set.” Jodi Picoult Jenny and Jodi — perfect together! What a terrific review for The Second Mother, my gifted friend Jenny Milchman’s just-released … Continue reading

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“Trust Yourself”

  “Don’t be afraid to live in your head. Write the very best piece you can. It’s just you and the page — just focus on that.” David Goodwillie What a delight to hear David Goodwillie share his author’s journey … Continue reading

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Keep Improving

“You will find it less easy to uproot faults, than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults; still less of others’ faults; in every person who comes near you, look for what is good and … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Exultation is the Going Exultation is the going Of an inland soul to sea, Past the houses—past the headlands— Into deep Eternity— Bred as we, among the mountains, Can the sailor understand The divine intoxication Of the first league out … Continue reading

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E-book Awards

From time to time, with the goal of keeping us all up to date and in tune with what’s happening in publishing, I like to give a heads up on awards and contest that might prove of interest. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Dream On

Robert Louis Stevenson came up with the plot for the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde during a dream. Paul McCartney discovered the tune for his hit song “Yesterday” in a dream. Mary Shelley’s dream at Lord Byron’s villa inspired … Continue reading

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Persistence Pays

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” Calvin Coolidge Here’s how Barry Farber, an author and motivational speaker, describes persistence: “Things are rarely accomplished in one great burst of energy; success comes when we continue to work … Continue reading

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“Three Writers”

You know the feeling: Sometimes you come across something someone else says, a way of looking at things, that enriches yours own. That’s how I felt when I came across a description by the gifted memoirist and writing coach, Lorraine … Continue reading

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