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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

O the month of May, the merry month of May, So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!O, and then did I unto my true love say: “Sweet Peg, thou shalt be my summer’s queen!     Now the … Continue reading

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Book Prize

Here’s a contest you may want to consider: The North Street Book Prize for self-published authors. Deadline: June 30, 2021. Prizes will be awarded in seven categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction Genre Fiction Creative Nonfiction & Memoir Poetry Children’s Picture Book Graphic … Continue reading

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May 6

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful will win.” “The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it’s filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn’t happen. A champion … Continue reading

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Get Started!

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Goethe Get Started! Do you have an idea you’re fired up about? Instead of simply thinking and dreaming about it, take action! … Continue reading

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Relaxed Minds

Albert Einstein is believed to have invented the theory of relativity while riding his bicycle. Evidence is mounting that taking breaks from mental activity boosts productivity and creativity. The reverse is also true: Skipping breaks can create fatigue and stress. … Continue reading

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Run Farther

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” William James How easy it is to stop running before we’re even tired and how much we lose when we never hit that … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Some  People Isn’t it strange some people make You feel so tired inside, Your thoughts begin to shrivel up, Like leaves all brown and dried! But when you’re with some other ones, It’s stranger still to find Your thoughts as … Continue reading

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Wandering Well

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” “It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.” “A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.” “Not all those who wander are … Continue reading

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Letting Go

“You’ll never ‘get a grip’ until you learn to ‘let go.’” I have no idea who said this, but it must have been someone who knew a lot about life. IT might even have been a writer. How often are … Continue reading

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Fire Starter

A baseball story: “Rabbit” Maranville was a shortstop for the Boston Braves in the early twentieth century. Early in a disastrous season, he and his major-league team lost an exhibition game to minor-league players — a stunning, stinging defeat. After … Continue reading

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