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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.

Worth Writing

How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort — love this title! This guide by Janet and Isaac Asimov has a passage that leaped out at me: “To be a writer means to write when the weather is … Continue reading

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Pudgy Prose

“Despite its tireless narrative energy, despite its relentless inventiveness, the book is bloated…Repetition is the problem; the same stories are told several times, accruing more detail with each telling.” This unsparing review of a novel by a popular writer is … Continue reading

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“Today, Well-lived”

Today, I was blessed to happen upon the wonderful Sanskrit “Salutation to the Dawn” by Kalidasa and wanted to share it with you: Look to this day, For it is life, The very life of life. In its brief course … Continue reading

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Winning Attitude

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task, which, more than anything else, affects its successful outcome.” William James How helpful these words of wisdom are! As the father of American psychology, the brother of novelist Henry … Continue reading

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Easy Energy

I’m always on the lookout for healthy ways to energize our days so we can keep our creativity and focus revved up throughout the day. Here are easy fixes we can all try:* Fruit fix: Adding one cup of fruit … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

From BlossomsLi-Young Lee From blossoms comesthis brown paper bag of peacheswe bought from the boyat the bend in the road where we turned towardsigns painted Peaches. From laden boughs, from hands,from sweet fellowship in the bins,comes nectar at the roadside, … Continue reading

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Character Arc

My good friend Hank Quense is a master of story design and character development. That’s why I’m so pleased to share his newsletter article here as a guest post: The Importance of Character Arc by Hank Quense Here’s a fiction … Continue reading

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Success Simplified

We often think of success as a chimera—something elusive outside us and even beyond our reach. But according to Dr. Roger Fritz, a management expert, success flows from some basic, but often neglected principles. These fundamentals apply to our writing … Continue reading

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Shaw Stokes

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw Today, July 26, is the great Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw’s birthday. He was born in 1856 and died in 1950–what a lifespan! Some of his words … Continue reading

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“Accept, Adapt”

“Accept the place the diving providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Adapt, thyself to the things with which thy lot has been cast; love the men with whom it … Continue reading

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