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Happy First’s ~ August is Six Months ~ Poetry

Happy First’s ~ August is Six Months of Wednesday Whims of Poetry! It’s my six-month anniversary of “Poetry-First’s,” meaning six months ago I began dedicating the first Sunday of every month to my poetry page at this same Steps in Between site. The page is entitled, Wednesday Whims of Poetry. Since I don’t post each poem as an official blog-post, then once a month I like to pull your attention […]

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Writers… In Training

I awoke this morning to write when hidden muscle groups protested. It took only a moment to remember the cause of my discomfort. The lingering consequences of good health. My son has set me on a training-regime to sculpt and strengthen by body. And it hit me, not unlike the intensity of reigning ten-pound battle ropes for what felt like a million intervals, writing is a work out. This conclusion […]

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Writing Causes Mixed Emotions: Reach Out

Writing can cause mixed emotions. There should really be warnings about mood swings, stomach pains, and anxiety that can occur when writers write. Each day… hour… moment can feel atypical in the practice of writing. The key factor for me is to continue reaching out to other writers. I’ve discovered I thrive on the encouragement. And, it may be that our support of each other holds more power than we […]

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Point Of View Perspectives

First person, third person. This has been my question as of late. I always believed first person was the way to go. It creates more of a personal adventure for the reader. But then, when I originally sat down to write my manuscript, I found myself writing in third person. I’m not sure why, it just felt better. Though as I have posted before, once my book was completed, something […]

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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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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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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 your lungs like a parasite. Dictionary.com defines 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 my […]

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