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Writing...Love...Bad Boys...and Cervical Screening...(It's Not Depressing- Honest!!)

I’m writing this post in response to something I read on the writer Kelly Martins Facebook page last night. I was shocked by its honesty; the raw emotion behind her words poured through and made me think. 951 more words

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Wherein I Discover my Foot Chakra

Is there a foot chakra?  (There is!  I just checked!)  Because my heart center seems totally comfy resting with a cup of coffee.  I need to get moving. 532 more words

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It's All Coming Back to Me Now

Only a few life altering events that happened since last I wrote: my best friend Melissa Weaver (now Baker) got married (giving your best friend away is actually a lot harder than a person would think), I got a new car (because I have awesome people in my life who were giving their car away), lost some weight because I got to start exercising again as per the doctor’s decree and started a new medicine that doesn’t make me sick, had baby kittens born under my house, started using Snapchat, and last but not least my writing is coming back to me. 442 more words

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Should writers watch word count?

A recent Microsoft study concludes that the average human attention span has fallen from twelve seconds to eight since 2000. Apparently that’s less than the attention span of a goldfish. 402 more words

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Storymakers 2015: recipes for sauces of awesomeness in writing (character, conflict, stakes)

LDStorymakers Conference was this weekend, and it was fantastic. I wish I could download everything I heard and saw and share it with everyone–it was inspiring and enlightening and invigorating. 671 more words

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Got a rejection letter from the publishing house that I thought for sure would accept my book proposal, so I’m really bummed out. And if they didn’t want it, who will now? 18 more words

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Write for yourself and others

Swimming in your own private thoughts is undoubtedly important. But sometimes swim in public so the world can appreciate your creativity.