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Staying Strong

Please help KWD grow by sharing: https://karinwritesdangerously.com/ “I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed. And the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number … Continue reading

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Chopping Wood

“For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.”   T. S. Eliot “Do or do not. There is no try.”   Yoda An oft-told Zen story: A student, newly arrived at a monastery asked the master, “What … Continue reading

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Your Magic

“It’s a question that doesn’t have an answer. We, and I think I’m speaking for may writers, don’t know what it is that sometimes comes to make our books come alive. All we can do is write dutifully and day … Continue reading

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A Minute

“You have only just a minute, Only sixty seconds in it Force upon you, can’t refuse it, Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it But it’s up to you to use it. You must suffer if you lose it Give account … Continue reading

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Reducing Interference

Performance = Potential – Interference This simple, yet powerful formula was passed on to me by my great friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert.* Based on the core principles of sports psychology, it applies to virtually any endeavor, including writing. … Continue reading

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Quick FIX

Ah, there it is again: the ever-present, ever-critical inner editor. You know the feeling: You can be writing merrily along on a creative roll, when suddenly, you’re pulled up short. Your inner editor is at it again, tapping on your … Continue reading

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Writing Through

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up, for that is just the place and the time when the tide … Continue reading

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Seasoned Veterans

“Write your heart out.“ Bernard Malamud Joyce Carol Oates cited this quote several times during a talk at Stanford. You could certainly say she’s followed Bernard’s advice: she’s written close to 100 novels, novellas, poetry collections, and children’s books. How … Continue reading

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“Editing” Ideas

“You can’t have a good idea without having a lot of ideas.” Linus Pauling A cautionary tale: A young, idealistic journalist came up with an idea for a story which he wrote with great enthusiasm and passion and submitted to … Continue reading

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