Staying Motivated To Write – 3 Tips

A to-do list a length of a football field, not enough sleep, and bills that need to be paid, and you are asking me to do what? Write a novel in my spare time? Are you insane? This is the way of life for many aspiring and also already published writers – juggling an already …

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5 Lessons From A Writing Challenge

Plunging into a new experience, such as participating and leading a challenge of any kind, comes with new tasks and lessons. As I reflect upon the fun moments I was honored to share with the accountability group from WritingChallenge.org, I wanted to share my closing reflections with you all. I have come across lessons that …

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Writers, Mind Your Words – How Our Statements About Ourselves Determine Our Future

As writers we are aware how important it is to choose our words carefully. Expressing the deeper meaning our characters actions, takes a deliberate focus upon each aspect of the story, from what words we put in, to what words we leave deliberately out. But do we take as much care of our words when …

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Finding Time To Write During Stressful Times – 5 Tips

Writers write. It is as simple as that. But there are times, when the world away from our words becomes increasingly  demanding and emergencies arise. Despite it all, you are longing to steal at least a few minutes away to reunite with your stories. Here are some tips on how to do that, and keep …

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"Writing Challenges": 5 Reasons Why You Should Join One

Okay, I am biased about this subject, but out of good reasons. I currently run the March part of a continuously running Writing Challenge (writingchallenge.org), and I love it. But besides that it is the most fun I have had on Twitter for a while, there are real, tangible reasons, why I think, writing challenges, …

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Better Late Than Never – Celebrate The Small Things

I am so behind on blog hops this week! But I think I have a reasonable excuse, considering that I have been writing up a storm. Besides working on reviews (thank you for everyone who has sent me copies of their work, I love you all, and will post the reviews soon), and writing on …

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Gone To Soon – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction

Gone To Soon Their marriage had been over before it even had begun, a sham actually, it was never the real thing, never that what most girls would dream of, or what men would consider a blessing. No, this was a front, a mixture of defiance and a vehicle to freedom from restrictions and expectations. …

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Vision Of Ourselves – A Language of Love

Daily Prompt asked us today: As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life? As a victim of child abuse (mentally, physically and sexually), I don’t remember having a vision of a …

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Despair – A Dark Slice Of Life Flash Fiction

The following flash fiction is a dark monologue of despair. If you are easily triggered, please do not read on. Thank you. ____________________ I am afraid. I have lost all hope since he left, leaving me with her, and nothing else. How am I going to feed her? How am I going to take care …

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