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Intense Writing 101 Class is Over...but Education or Writing? Help me decide.

It was with both relief and regret that I posted my final assignment to WordPress’ Bloggers U class called Writing 101.  The idea behind the class was less to improve blogging than it was to improve writing in general.   375 more words

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Day Twenty of Writing 101: The Things We Treasure

Treasured Things

The Island

It’s just another island holiday… Monday it was the King’s Birthday, yesterday (Thursday), the Queen’s Birthday, and today is Labor Day.  This series of holidays seems to always fall at the end of the island’s Carnival celebration. 3,936 more words

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Day Nineteen of Writing 101: Don't Stop the Rockin'

Just write–at 400 words, no stopping, no self-editing, no going back and making changes. Just write.

It has been a rough week. Not that any recent weeks have been good, but this one seems especially rough, and I think it’s because my husband has a lot of time on his hands during this between-term period. 1,351 more words

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Day Eighteen of Writing 101: Hone Your Point of View

The Neighbor

The neighborhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember.  She raised a family of six boys, who’ve all grown up and moved away.   981 more words

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Day Sixteen of Writing 101: Third Time's a Charm

Sometimes, when you move, you do your own packing.  Other times, if you are lucky, and an employer hires a service to do your packing, it seems far less of a chore.   1,473 more words

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Day 15 of Writing 101: Your Voice Will Find You

And So It Ends

It was a fun event last year–the annual Tea.  My first, but undoubtedly not my last, I thought at the time.  But I didn’t expect The Break.   614 more words

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Day 14 Writing 101: To Whom It May Concern (or, Dear Visual and Psychological Perceptions)

Dear Visual and Psychological Perceptions,

It has been a long time since I’ve addressed either of you. Visual Perception, I’d like to comment that I do not appreciate the distortions to my visual field during a migraine incident.   847 more words

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