Category Archives: Writing & Peak Performance

Useful Obstacles

“The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is not to frighten them, but to challenge them.”   Woodrow Wilson And brave women, too! I love the idea of an obstacle … Continue reading

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Original Oscar

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”   Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde is a favorite of mine. Perhaps its his amazing range: He could go from 0 to 60 in a heartbeat, from the wicked humor of The Importance of Being … Continue reading

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Bold Navigators

“We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”   Oliver Wendell Holmes October 12, is the traditional Columbus Day, and I somehow missed the boat! Still, … Continue reading

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Courting Inspiration

“Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it.” Madeleine L’Engle Yes, Virginia, there is a secret to being inspired. People who study great geniuses in the arts quickly come to realize that these people not only work intensely, they also … Continue reading

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Kindness Counts

“Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” Plato “What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?” George Eliot “Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on.” Henry Burton A cautionary … Continue reading

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Worthy Goals

As we all continue to work our way through these challenging times, we can take solace from the fact that, as writers, every experience we have can be fuel for our creativity and help us along our writing journey. As … 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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Ceaseless Creativity

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”   Maya Angelou What an uplifting thought, isn’t it? It’s so easy and even ordinary to think of creativity as a limited resource, something that we can use … Continue reading

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Life Lessons

As we move toward some kind of new normal, it’s comforting to know that there are sources we can turn to for energy and support. In these trying times, for me, listening to my wonderful friend and mentor Dr. Rob … Continue reading

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“Little Raft”

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “For me, writing starts with a line or some imagination, or some notion, and I just go with it as far as I can. And you know how this works, this idea that … Continue reading

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