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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.

Peaceful Fourth

In honor of Independence Day, wisdom from our Founding Fathers: “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have … Continue reading

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Joyce Rejoices!

“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves.” James Joyce Somewhere, in the great library in the sky, a celestial … Continue reading

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“Define Yourself”

“Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” Harvey Fierstein “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde “Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton … Continue reading

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Brain Boosters

Exercising your brain through complex thinking is the most fruitful way to build brainpower, “your mind can’t thrive on thoughts alone,” notes the Center for Brain Health. Here are four simple steps we can all take to boost our brain’s … Continue reading

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Failure Frees

“Fail seven times, stand up eight.” Japanese proverb An inspiring story from Puppies for Sale by Dan Clark: “Did you ever fall flat on your face as a total failure? One lousy lawyer did. “He came from a wealthy family … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Night Over the drowsy earth still night prevails;Calm sleep the mountain tops and  shady vales,The rugged cliffs and hollow glens,The cattle on the hill. Deep in the seaThe countless finny race and monster  broodTranquil repose. Even the busy beeForgets her … Continue reading

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Courage Counts

The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage.” Thucydides “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”   Aristotle Those ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about … Continue reading

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Quiet Days

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.” Lorraine Hansberry I love this bit of writerly wisdom. It reminds me that sometimes it’s enough just to think and be. So often, I’m focused on doing, accomplishing, getting things done, and … Continue reading

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Restoring Calm

“The real and most dangerous opponents we face are fear, anger, confusion, doubt and despair. If we overcome those enemies that attack us from within, we can attain a true victory over any attack from without.” Morihei Ueshiba “Touch a … Continue reading

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“Shoreless Ocean”

“What we have done is barely scratched the surface. It turns out that there is, in fact, unlimited juice in the lemon. The fact is, this is not about squeezing anything at all. It is about tapping an ocean of … Continue reading

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