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Recovering from mistakes in writing (and life)

When I make a mistake in my writing, I get to revise, edit and ask for advice, either through my writer’s group or my writing/reading friends. 565 more words

Shelley Widhalm

Writing and Moving

This summer, I moved from one apartment to another to not even the opposite side of town, but one block north and a half block east. 624 more words

Shelley Widhalm

Freedom Friday

Happy 4th of July to my American friends and followers!

I’m glad Independence Day falls on a Friday this year. I needed the reminder to guard my freedom to write every Friday. 478 more words


A semi-disappointing "writer's retreat"

When it comes to setting my writing goals, I treat them like food, always looking with bigger eyes than the size of my stomach.

In other words, I had all these great plans for my DIY writer’s retreat stay-cation during the week of Sunday, June 15, through Monday, June 23. 357 more words

Shelley Widhalm

How I Write

If you write books, sooner or later you will be asked how you came to write them, in essence why have you written what you have written the way you have written it? 494 more words

Thoughts On Writing

Stay-cations as DIY retreats

Every time I have a vacation where I don’t have travel plans, I turn it into a DIY writer’s retreat stay-cation.

I lodge at my apartment. 299 more words

Shelley Widhalm

Training Your Writing Life

A new puppy joined our family a year ago.

Yes, he was that cute. All puppy smells and fuzzy bums and soft little pads on his feet. 492 more words