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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.

Query Contest

Can you craft an exciting back-cover blurb for an imaginary book? If so, then why not get your creative, compelling juices flowing by entering QueryLetter.com’s writing contest? The best blurb will win a cash prize of $500. Deadline: Noon (U. … Continue reading

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Timely Tips

Along with consistent practice, getting expert advice from seasoned writers is one of the keys to honing our craft: a few pithy words on the writing process may be the only spark we need to push us to the next … Continue reading

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At Bat

“To some people, I am a kind of Merlin who takes lots of crazy chances, but rarely makes mistakes. I’ve made some bad ones, but fortunately, the successes have come along fast enough to cover up the mistakes. When you … Continue reading

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Mining Mistakes

“Mistakes don’t mean failure. Mistakes are a sign that you are trying something new. You might think you have to perfect, but life is not about comparing yourself to anyone else; it’s about measuring yourself compared to who you were … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

In honor of Indie Bookstore Day: There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of Toll – How … Continue reading

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Indies Inspire!

“I love indie bookstores because I love the safe and inclusive spaces that they create for the people in their communities. They’re more than just places to shop. They are community centers that promote and host important events about issues … Continue reading

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Innocent Eyes

“Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.” Henry James, from “The Art of Fiction.” Habit blinds us all: We fall into familiar byways without even noticing that it and begin to look at the world … Continue reading

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A Cinch

“Inch by inch, it’s a cinch …” In her wonderful writing guide, Bird by Bird,” Anne Lamont tells this story about her book’s title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was 10 years old at the time, was trying … Continue reading

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Sweet Adversity

“Sweet are the uses of adversity.” William Shakespeare “Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” Fortune cookie tag Adversity. A tough, rocky, stubborn word, isn’t it? Look up this no-nonsense noun and you’ll find it defined as “difficulty, misfortune.” Turn to … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You were not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. … Continue reading

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