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Goal Post: Thanksgiving Came and Went!

This week was totally berserk.  Every day had a twist that turned all plans on their heads and made me wondering what was coming next.  Some of these incidents were caused by Covid-19, which I think is getting worse around … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Being the Author You Were Meant to Be

It’s difficult to be an author and carve out your own identity.  There are industry standards, armies of gatekeepers, lengthy histories of each genre, and the constantly gnawing self-doubt.  A negative opinion on our style can hit harder than 100 … Continue reading

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Writing it My Way

I stand at a crossroads Unsure of the true path Having thousands Laying at my feet Yet none of them Feel right * I see many in the distance Waving and calling Saying their path is best Created on their … Continue reading

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The Overlapping of Genres and Styles

This is kind of carrying over from the ‘rules’ of writing posts from last week.  It got me thinking about this blog and how people perceive it.  Not the promotional stuff or the comedic things like Ye Olde Shoppe.  I’m … Continue reading

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Goals . . . Eh, I Might as Well Try Again

Pure honesty: I’m writing this right before I go to bed Friday night. Purer honesty: I’ve had a few drinks before tackling this.  I’m not drunk, but I’m in a drowsy state. I guess I could have waited for the … Continue reading

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Rules of the Writer

A bubble of thought That drives pen to paper And finger to key Is the first step To a world of freedom And coiling restrictions * Voices ring out Do this Not that Follow this And follow that One negates … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Following the ‘Rules’ of Writing

With such a maze out there, we can never tell what we should or should not do until we attract someone’s wrath.  I’m here to give you a few tips to navigate this maze with the least amount of stress. … Continue reading

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The ‘Rules’ of Writing: Real or Choose Your Own Adventure?

“Kill your darlings!” “No prologues!” “Show, don’t tell!” “Only use ‘say/says/said’!” “You must eliminate 80% of your first draft!” I’m sure we’ve all heard these or variations over the course of our writing careers.  Some of us have used these … Continue reading

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I’m Tired

I’m tired Uttered repeatedly Yet never understood Energy is questioned Told to nap Or have a snack As if I’m simply sleepy Too many utterances Result in doctors Blood tests And eventual frustration My yawns are deep Of neither body … Continue reading

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Goal Post: Made It Through the First Quarter . . . 25 More To Go?

This was the last week of the quarter, which had Veterans Day smack in the middle.  It was a nice reprieve and I had my son, so we got to have fun.  We might even have another art post coming … Continue reading

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