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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.

Staying Strong

Desire + Support + Deadline = Success As a NaNoWriMo winner (she’s written 50,000-word novels every November for years), Kyrce Swenson knows about staying motivated. Here’s some advice she passed on a while ago on that we can all use, … Continue reading

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Reader Friendly

Easy reading is damned hard writing.”   Nathaniel Hawthorne “You know, I’ve read your last story, and I ought to have returned it weeks ago. It isn’t right. It’s almost right. It almost works. But not quite. You are too … Continue reading

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Extreme Effort

“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources….the human individual lives usually … Continue reading

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Go-for-it Grit!

“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources….the human individual lives usually … Continue reading

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Relaxing Recharges

Here’s something I’ve learned during my years of freelancing that I’ve found very helpful in my creative writing: the importance of taking time to decompress, relax, and renew. As a freelancer in marketing communications, I worked on a project basis. … Continue reading

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Accidental Storyteller

The usual masculine disillusionment is in discovering that a woman has a brain.”Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell’s birthday. Creator of Gone with the Wind, is coming up! She was born on November 8, 1900. In her honor, I’m sharing the inside story … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Peace Peace flows into me As the tide to the pool by the shore; It is mine forevermore, It will not ebb like the sea. I am the pool of blue That worships the vivid sky; My hopes were heaven-high, … Continue reading

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To Believe

From Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by David Gerrold: “Readers come to your story wanting to believe. To create believability, you have to believe in it yourself—because if you don’t believe in it, how can … Continue reading

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Authors Ahoy!

There is a time when you have your artist’s hat on and a time when you have your seller hat, your professional hat on…Platforming and branding amplify your reach. Both make it easier to sell your writing.”   Hillary DePiano “Author … Continue reading

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Climbing Higher

A story: In the 1920s, Sir Edmund Mallory led an expedition to try to conquer Mount Everest. The first expedition he led failed. So did the second. Then, with a team of the highest quality, all killed climbers, Mallory made … Continue reading

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