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Surrounding Myself with Writers ~ and Announcing FRIEND POETRY

I find that I grow as a writer by surrounding myself with writers. The problem is when I first recognized myself as a writer, I secluded myself. I told no one. I wrote in secret. Three years later (and after many self-sabotaging conversations with myself) I took a wild leap before I could change my mind. Bam! Now, I have this blog, I have joined several online writing groups, and […]

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New Projects To Pump Productivity

My ploy to staying focused in writing is to surround myself with projects. They keep me thinking, planning, scheming, and using other various parts of my brain essential to writing. I’ve read many articles about conquering writer’s block, and this tip has been mentioned in several of them. For me though, it’s more than just curbing the occasional writer’s block, it helps with my creativity as well as productivity. It […]

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How Well Do You Wait?

  How do you wait for what you want in life? Are you a foot-tapper, restless and sleepless until your desires come to be? Do you stir your coffee into swirls in attempt to concoct Plan B? Or do you submit to the waiting, unmovable to pursue a pastime in the delay? How do you wait for something important to happen? I must be subconsciously thinking about this topic, because […]

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A Little Luck, Without the Salt

A Little Luck, Without the Salt, by Celaine Charles The old lore about spilled salt has its place in many cultures. A pinch of salt tossed over your left shoulder can rid you of bad luck, although be careful to use your right hand, and not your right shoulder, or you can bring upon bad luck. Regardless, you must still sweep up the floor. You might find a little Irish […]

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The Ebb & Flow of Writing Momentum: A Parasite

The ebb and flow of writing momentum breathes in life through my lungs like a parasite. Dictionary.com defines a parasite as an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.   I have the desire to write coursing through my veins. Due to that constant pulse, my heart is not my own. The space in […]

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A Murmuration of To-Do’s – Check!

I have learned to become a list-maker. If you find this news completely boring and overly organized… keep reading. As always, I have a fun piece of writing advice at the end. Writers (as well as non-writers) have many things to think about. These things might be about writing, and they might not… but they are there regardless, filling up our minds until we do something with them. Sometimes a […]

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Super Bowl Writing ~ An Analogy

It’s the Super Bowl. Many of the players are injured, exhausted, maybe even feeling desperation. They’ve come so far, worked so hard. They’ve dreamed about this day since tossing dust-covered junior Wilson’s on the playground. The list of sacrifices; extensive. The cost involved, both physical and mental, could support an army. And most players would do it again. Some call it crazy, others call it passion. Regardless, on this culminating […]

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Time Flies: Stretching Before Spring

Time flies in a blink. This recurring message has been the alarm I’ve needed to stir from January’s slumber. A few usual occurrences unusually moved my focus from pause to start, and now I am awake, inspired. The sources were random, though I’m sure when you take notice of what inspires you, it may also feel just as unplanned. For starters, I binge-watched the current season of This Is Us on […]

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January Renewal: Don’t Resist

Don’t resist the rest you need this time of year… use the time to think ahead. I have writing advice, as always, at the bottom. But let me start with a mental image about January… I am imagining a chrysalis wrapped in layers to protect a tiny caterpillar from aggravating weather; the wind, the rain, the cold. I imagine the hardships of her short past, good and bad, can be […]

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