Mom #2

Death is hard. It’s just this hard stop – that’s it. No more. You’ll make no more memories of this person. It’s difficult to deal with, or to even imagine. You’ll never hear their voice again, hear their laugh, get

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Staying Strong

Despite being discouraged, I’m not giving up. We will live, and we will be strong.

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Active vs. passive writing

Jeff Goins The Writer’s Manifesto inspired a blog post for me. Ever heard of passive voice vs. active voice in writing? Well, this is my adaptation of it, with passive writing vs. active writing.

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Examining myself (as a character)

Do you ever examine yourself the way you do others? Do you think about why you act a certain way, or do certain things? Think about your characters in that same way, and remember: no one is perfect.

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Examining characters

Have you ever gone to a mall food court, or a busy shopping center, a park on a beautiful Saturday, or even a semi-quiet coffee shop, and just people watched? Watched the moms with their kids, the teenagers, the families,the

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Writing seasons

There’s this quote from the Bible I’ve been thinking about lately: “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Different translations of the good book each phrase it a little differently, but I like this

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Refresh your mind by reading different genres

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel the need to read different things at different times. I can’t just read the same romance novels, or murder-mysteries, or fantasy series all the time. I have to branch out. I’m

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