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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

Memory My mind lets go a thousand things, Like dates of wars and deaths of kings, And yet recalls that very hour— One noon by yonder village towers, And on the last blue noon in May— The wind came briskly … Continue reading

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“Great Enthusiasms”

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the … Continue reading

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A Champion

“Play like a champion today.” Sign in the locker room at Notre Dame This mantra, created and passed on by several legendary football coaches holds meaning for us as well. As writers and creatives, our field of play is the … Continue reading

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Dewey Delivers

“To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure an opportunity to do it is the key to happiness.” John Dewey John Dewey, born today, October 20, in 1859, was a pioneering educator and author who believed … Continue reading

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Write, Write

The secret to becoming a writer is to write, write, and keep on writing.”Ken MacLeod Sounds simple, doesn’t it? And yet a thousand dragons seem to rear their heads to keep us from doing what we need to do: write, … Continue reading

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Novel Contest

The Masters Review is hosting its first Novel Excerpt Contest. Emerging writers are invited to apply. The Review focuses on offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

The Coin Sara Teasdale Into my heart’s treasuryI slipped a coinThat time cannot takeNor a thief purloin —Oh, better than the mintingOf a gold-crowned kingIs the safe-kept memoryOf a lovely thing.

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Keep Writing

Brian Clark of Copyblogger offers these “10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer:” 1. Write2. Write more.3. Write even more.4. Write even more than that5. Write when you don’t want to6. Write when you do want to.7. Write when you … Continue reading

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“Forget Failure”

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” Will Durant, historian Great advice! Simple, isn’t it: Just let everything go that might be holding you back. Surrender yourself to the page, … Continue reading

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“Sparky” Soars

The late Earl Nightingale, a motivational writer and speaker, once told a story about a boy called Sparky, who endured more than his share of hard knocks. For Sparky, school was a disaster. He failed every subject in the eighth … Continue reading

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