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What Was I Thinking? Maybe I Should Quit Writing

Let’s face it–we all have them. Days where nothing goes right. Nobody enjoys them, but if you’re a writer, you’re particularly vulnerable to them.

Writers need critiques to write their best. 396 more words

Cathleen Townsend

'Big Boy Leaves Home' by Richard Wright

Big Boy Leaves Home by Richard Wright, 1936

The magic trick:

The value of the opening section to establish the friendship and innocence of the four boys… 385 more words


Dirty Laundry

She sits there, unapologetic, explaining that it was okay for her to be rude to Mister at first because mothers have the right to be concerned about their children’s decisions… 343 more words


Loving the difficult

On Sundays too, or other days if necessary, you should discuss matters of discipline and your spiritual welfare; and on this occasion the indiscretions and failings of the brothers, if any be found at fault, should be lovingly corrected. 459 more words


On Self Worth

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. 58 more words

Growth Medicine

Haters Gonna Hate (and why that's okay)

I’ve been listening to a lot of Brene Brown lately. If you’re unfamiliar, Brene is a social worker who studies shame and vulnerability.

After starting a blog, I yearned for someone like Ms. 825 more words

What makes good criticism?

Sorry it’s been so long! I was trying to write a lot of words, which was I doing until about two weeks ago. Then we went on vacation and we moved into a new house. 767 more words

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