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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.

Writerly Wisdom

Writerly words of wisdom I wanted to share with you today: “Let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.”         William Osler “As we approach an experience that should be fun, we should remain open to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Sound

A story: A young writer was interviewing a symphony orchestra conductor from Eastern Europe. The conductor had just been released from years in isolation in a prison because of his political view. The reporter asked the maestro a series of … Continue reading

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Perfectly Placed

“In truth, I’ve found that routine interruptions and distractions don’t much hurt a work in progress and may actually help it in some ways. It is, after all, the dab of grit seeping into the oyster’s shell that makes the … Continue reading

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Scribe Tribe

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” Epictetus On the wings of Thanksgiving, it seems right to spend some time today reflecting on those people who lift us up … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As we launch our holiday weekend, may your life be filled with joy and gratitude, now and always! God’s WorldEdna St. Vincent Millay “O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!Thy winds, thy wide gray skies!Thy mists, that roll and … Continue reading

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Igniting Inspiration

“Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us get up and go to work.” Chuck Close Chuck is a highly respected painter and photographer. I have his statement tacked up on the wall in my office, because it really grabbed … Continue reading

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Day-tight Compartments

In a speech called “A Way of Life,” which Sir William Osler, a famous Canadian physician, gave at Yale University more than 100 years ago, he explained a simple yet powerful technique he’d adopted: “living for the day only, and … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson Faster than fairies, faster than witches, Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches; And charging along like troops in a battle All through the meadows the horses and cattle: All of the sights … Continue reading

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Contest Alert

As we all move forward into frostier days, it seems like the perfect time to pull out some stories we love, polish them and submit them. With this in mind, here are details of  a Writer’s Digest Short Short Story … Continue reading

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Sustaining Momentum

Sustaining momentum, both in writing a draft and from a reader’s perspective, is one of the keys to creating energy on the page. How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction by Persia Woolley, a successful trilogy author, offers some helpful advice on … Continue reading

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