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How to Handle Overwhelm

Getting overwhelmed can happen to the best of us. It can happen when we least expect it, but most often, I think, we at least have a glimmer of when it’s about to hit us. 503 more words


On Being Human and a Writer Plus Shareworthy Reading and Writing Links

Being human is complicated. And, being a human who writes adds a whole other layer of complexity to your existence.

Unlike animals who live simple lives that inhabit a single identity, we humans must constantly shapeshift between myriad roles, sometimes changing who we are multiple times over the course of a single day. 1,364 more words


Take 2: Thinking About Being a Self-Employed Writer?

This is a reworked post from almost exactly a year ago. The question is evergreen and the conversations it started were quite helpful then, as I think they will be now. 519 more words


30-Day Writing Challenge - Four Weird Traits

I have been so awful in keeping up with this challenge. I tried to think of a more mellifluous word, but I need to be blunt… I’ve been awful, plain and simple. 683 more words

As a Writer: To Specialize or Not

Why is my blog titled “a writer and her adolescent muse?”

The title represents where I am as a writer.  Even though I’ve been writing on and off since I was eleven years old (in serious mode for the last nine years), I still consider myself an apprentice to the craft as well as a novice.   207 more words


The end.

I just found out that my next-door neighbor is dying.

She has cancer. It hasn’t responded to any of the chemo or radiation the oncologists have tried. 1,076 more words

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