Category Archives: Writing

I’m Four Today!

I began my big bloggy adventure four years ago today! And gosh ‘n’ golly how I’ve grown! According to child development experts, a typical four year old exhibits the following characteristics: 1. Finding new ways of expressing himself (always). 2. … Continue reading

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The Life of a Writer

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E.L. Doctorow     “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou “Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. As you get … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Write a Story

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Tips for Writers: Find Someone to Love Story With

“Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.” ~Jean Rhys Perhaps the most universal piece of advice for writers is, “Read, read, read!” Let me just amen … Continue reading

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Haiku! You’re Welcome!

This is probably the only haiku poem I will ever write No, it’s not, I lied plus, I’m breaking a rule–I’m ending on a rhyme First line has five syl- lables, then seven more, and then five more. Boom. Done. … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Subconscious Mannerisms

My high school drama teacher had a quirky habit: first he’d pull on his nose, and then he’d push on it. One day, in the midst of a discussion about mannerisms, he told us where this habit came from: As … Continue reading

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Mythologize Yourself

  The Legend: The sun hung like an ambered jewel betwixt the clouds as Prince Mitch hacked his way into the Dandelion Forest. Legion were those that stood against him, beyond counting the blades he faced. Yet all that affronted … Continue reading

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