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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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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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“The Unheard”

A story: Back in the 3rd century A.D., King Ts’ao sent his son, Prince T’ai to study under the great master Pan Ku at his temple to learn the art of being a good ruler. Pan Ku sent the young … Continue reading

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Contest Alert

Conflict (n): the opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a drama or fiction CRAFT Literary is looking for conflict! “Tension. X vs. Y stories. Strong narrative arcs (or other shapes. We want to hold our … Continue reading

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One Step

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at at time, but we must keep on stepping.” Chinese proverb One step at a time. One word, one phrase, one sentence. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that … Continue reading

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Reckless Freedom

“…Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, … Continue reading

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“Always Remember”

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ “Promise me you’ll always remember you are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ”   Christoper Robin to Winne-the-Pooh For some reason this wonderful quote popped … Continue reading

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Something New

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”   Thomas Jefferson Such a radical, challenging idea – and yet, it makes perfect sense doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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“Every Heartache”

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache comes with the seeds of an equal or greater benefit.”   Napoleon Hill When I found these words scrawled on a piece of paper in my office, they … Continue reading

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“Ongoing Adventure”

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “Because of routine, we forget that life is an ongoing adventure.”   Maya Angelou How true this is! Routines can ground us, but they can also drown us, making us forget that there are … Continue reading

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