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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

A Change in the Year It is the first mild day of March: Each minute sweeter than before, The redbreast sings from the tall larch That stands beside our door. There is a blessing in the air, Which seems a … Continue reading

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Writing Rhythm

“The ‘artistic temperament’ is usually perfectly satisfied to exercise itself in reverie and amuse itself in solitude, and only once in a long while will the impulse to write rise spontaneously to the surface. If you leave it to the … Continue reading

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Your Vision

“The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” “Write your story as it … Continue reading

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An Adventurer

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” Ernest Hemingway “If you want to discover anything in life, you must be an adventurer.” Actor Ricardo Montalban … Continue reading

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Pepping Up

We all sit at our desks way too much and too long. Little wonder, then, that our productivity often flags at different points during the day. Taking breaks can be very helpful: they help us rest our tired eyes, stretch … Continue reading

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You Can

“I’m stirred when someone says, ‘You can’t do it.’ I find the statement ‘You can’t’ offensive to the human spirit. We can be anything. Maybe this entire experience is a series of lessons to learn that you can — yes, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Truth It fortifies my soul to know That, though I perish, Truth is so; That, however I stray and range, Whatever I do, Thou does not change, I steadier step when I recall That, if I slip, Thou does not … Continue reading

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Victor Victorious

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo Born on February 26, 1802, Victor Hugo is best known for his novels Notre-Dame de Parisand Les Misérables. A leading figure of the Romantic Movement, … Continue reading

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“This Day”

When I happened upon this Sanskrit proverb this morning — one which many of us have seen before — it really spoke to me. I hope it speaks to you as well. Look to this day, For it is life. … Continue reading

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Ruth’s Recipe

When an interviewer asked Babe Ruth what he thought about when he struck out, the legendary baseball hitter had a simple answer: “ I think about hitting home runs.” What great advice — and how helpful for us as creatives! … Continue reading

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