Tag: writing

Liminal Space and Me

I recently learned about a concept called Liminal Space. I’d never heard the term before so off to Google I went. Liminality is a transition period where normal limits to thought, self-understanding and behavior are relaxed – a… Read More

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4 Triggers to Jumpstart your Writing Time

Another November has rolled around, which means… Daylight saving time started unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Did you remember to set your clocks back? We did. Unfortunately, my… Read More

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Are you a Pogo Writer?

A writing career is different from other occupations. A writer has to make up their route to success. There’s no policy and procedure manual, no checklist for success. What to do and how to do it is solely… Read More

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Dates Trigger Emotions So Should Your Writing: 5 Ways to Write for Emotional Impact

Years after something happens, whether we were part of the event or not, we recall and react. I sent out a questionnaire to friends and family asking them to recall dates that spark memories. The responses were surprising… Read More

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One Word Wednesday – ACTION

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”   ~St. Francis of Assisi~ Novels begin with the first word on the page or computer screen. ACTION on your part gets that… Read More

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One Word Wednesday – EMOTION

The chief goal of a writer is to engage the reader. How do we do that? EMOTION We dig deep within ourselves and find what motivated us and inject that emotion into our characters. I like the way Hemingway… Read More

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Tipping point and the course of human events

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station… Read More

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Monday Motivations: Creative juices dried up? 29 Ways to refresh

Hit a roadblock in your story? Creative juices won’t flow? View this short two minute video for ways to get back in the groove. I liked #25 and #29. #18 is great, especially with Thanksgiving looming on the… Read More

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Monday Motivations: Testing the Waters

A friend recently shared this video titled Neglected Ducks Get Their First Swim from Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Great music, btw. My first thought after watching the ducks repeatedly turn away from the water was that we writers… Read More

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Miller Farm Friday – CHICKEN NUGGETS & Hatching Children

No recipes or no recommendation for the best fast food restaurant serving chicken nuggets. Although if you’re ever in South Fork, Colorado, I do highly recommend the chicken strips at Rockaway Cafe & Steakhouse. Rockaway is a small… Read More

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