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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.

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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Mountain Movers

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. “This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must … Continue reading

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Beautiful Dreamers

Robert Louis Stevenson came up with the plot for the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde during a dream. Paul McCartney discovered the tune foe his hit song “Yesterday” in a dream.  Mary Shelley’s dream at Lord Byron’s villa inspired … Continue reading

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“Greatest Glory

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Failure — probably not the easiest or happiest topic to kickoff a week of writing. And yet. And yet. And yet. … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

The Lamplighter Robert Louis Stevenson My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky; It’s time to take the window to see Leerie going by; For every night at teatime and before you take your seat, With … Continue reading

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Stevenson Suggests

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson, a favorite author of mine, was born on November 13, 1850. He wrote poetry, essays, novels, and more. … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm Enlivens

A story: A man had passed away and a whole city mourned his loss. Members of a club were discussing him and remembering all the traits that had endeared him to those around him.  After a time, one man said, … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier

In honor of Veteran’s Day, a lovely meditation on heroism: American Heroby Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one and say: He is … Continue reading

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“Inner Eye”

“Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.” … Continue reading

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