Steps In Between

Celaine Charles ~ My journey as a writer.

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Halloween: A Scare Break from Real Life Writing

Halloween, early 1970’s, I was always a witch. My mask was made of plastic and attached with a long rubber string tied behind my head. Equally shiny with synthetic materials was my dress, not unlike the mask, tied behind my neck. The designs of the fabric simply printed on, to give the illusion of different fabrics and textures. Illusions. I’m wondering now if the illusions of fright during Halloween time […]

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Happy One Year Anniversary WRITERS!

Happy Anniversary! It’s been exactly one year since I began posting about my writing journey in this blog, Steps in Between. I have succeeded in some of my goals, reworked a few others, and still have a handful waiting for retrieval. But what I’m most excited about… YOU! Blessings are overflowing when I think of the writing community I’ve been fortunate enough to interact with. I’ve written before about the […]

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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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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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Want to be a Writer? Be a Magnet

You will find some “magnetic” writing advice at the end of this article, but for those who are striving to create in the world, this message will hopefully uplift. Do you want to be a writer? Do you want to create? Be a magnet. Be a magnet to everything you desire. I am sure you have heard the various sayings, you are a magnet to what you want to attract […]

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Framing a Feeling ~ Inspiration from Andrew Wyeth

“I think a person permeates a spot, and a lost presence makes the environment timeless to me, keeps an area alive.”  ~Andrew Wyeth Over the holidays I visited the Seattle Art Museum, and was fortunate enough to take in “Andrew Wyeth In Retrospect.” This diverse collection celebrated the painter’s life over seventy-five years. Many of his pieces I knew, and they spoke to me, although there were a few that stirred my […]

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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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Possibilities

Possibilities ~ I love this word because it’s full of hope. Anticipation swells in my belly as the word rolls off my tongue. Possibility is defined as the state or fact of being possible. Possible is defined as that which may or can be, exist, happen, be done, be used, etc. When I think of possibilities I imagine tall skyscrapers in bustling cities, or massive mountains in landscape vistas. No […]

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Smarty-Pants Goals

Goal setting is something I strive to do on a regular basis. It’s something many of us attempt either consciously or subconsciously at some point in our lives. Suddenly, we become serious about something we want and decide to make a change. For some this could be an annual event, for example a New Year’s resolution. For others, if could be an accomplishment deadline; recognition for a promotion at work, […]

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