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My 2017 Inspiration

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes … including you. ~ Anne Lamott I unplugged from a lot of things this year. Part of it was choice, and part of it was not having

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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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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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Taking time for writing (and for my sanity)

As I alluded in my last post, being a mom, a wife, a full-time employee and a writer really makes you wish there were more than 24 hours in a day. And that you didn’t need at least 6 hours

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Time for a change

I woke up this morning at 4:30 a.m. from a dream that inspired me and had me itching to write. I knew I didn’t have time to really work on it, but I did write down everything I could remember

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Conciseness: a writing gift

I came across this quote last week while attending a webinar for work and was amazed at how interested I was in these six small words. Though there is some debate as to who the quote should be attributed to,

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