Steps In Between

Celaine Charles ~ My journey as a writer ~ Author site: celainecharlesauthor.com

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Summer Writing – A Blank Canvas

First summer post of 2018 feels like a blank canvas. I stand back eyeing it from different angles, adjusting the blinds to allow in the right amount of light, afraid to choose a color, a medium, a subject. Hanging over my mental awareness is the fear that whatever I choose begins the process. The spiraling journey down to Autumn, to the end of this short-tempered season of energy and possibility. […]

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Color Me ~ Steps In Research

Writing for a new project always takes a bit of research, or bounds of it, depending on the content and type of project. Since this blog, “Steps in Between,” is my journey through writing, I wanted to share the research and preparation steps I have taken for my upcoming poetry project, “Colors.” To be honest, I have to start pretty far back… to the backseat of my parent’s suburban. My […]

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MOM Excerpts From Book & Brain

MOM Mountains of wisdom Offered across time Marginalized until the last light falls   Welcome to a little mixed-up mom-time filled with a poem, a memory, and some excerpts from the stack of books on my nightstand. There’s writing advice too. Of course, I wrote an acrostic poem about my mom. It’s Mother’s Day. And the older I grow, the more I hear my mother’s voice in the back of my mind. […]

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“Poem in your Pocket,” A Celebration

I celebrated National Poetry Month as a writer, teacher, and reader this year. What a thrilling April 2018 it has been. Between two of my own poems published in honor of this whimsical month, and my third-grade students blowing me away with their abilities for our “Poem in your Pocket” day at school, my heart was full. My poems are at the bottom, but first, I would love to share […]

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April’s First Sunday ~ Poetry

It’s the first Sunday in a new month, so that means I’m promoting my poetry page. https://stepsinbetween.com/poetry/ However, it’s also the first Sunday in April 2018, which means it’s Easter… and April Fool’s Day. What a day!   April Fool’s Easter Is it not remarkable to spend this day, the day He is risen, on a day where doubt sneaks and creeps around corners and behind doors? Where pranks are […]

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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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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 Poetic March Announcement

March has arrived, and with its freshness comes a new hope for growth and possibilities. Hope that’s stirred from under melting pools of winter ice and glowed from behind thinning veils of cloud cover. And it’s ready to burst. In honor of celebrating the new upcoming season, I want to share my poetry page. As you know, I am a writer of more than fiction, and more than journaling though all the steps 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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Second-Guessing Yourself?

Second-Guessing Yourself? A Little Self-Help To The Rescue ~ You can tell the areas I need to work on in my own life by my blog topics. Well, I never claimed to have it all together… I have spent the last few days second-guessing myself as a writer. My head has been spinning in a million different directions lately, and I find myself spread thinner and thinner with my over-achiever-sized […]

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