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Write every day even if you’re not a “writer”

Yesterday my teenage daughter led the writing group we attend. Her message was about the importance of writing every day. As writers, it is necessary to create that space for ideas and words to flow by carving out time each day and being committed to putting something down. Even if it is clunky, trite, hackneyed,… Read more »

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What causes “writer’s block”?

Whenever I have trouble with my regular writing habit, I like to blame it on “writer’s block.” It’s quick and easy and takes the responsibility off of me. But what is writer’s block anyway? If I really want to keep on writing, it behooves me to get past the victim mentality of calling it writer’s block,… Read more »

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Finally: freedom from your thoughts and emotions

There’s a difference between our thoughts and our emotions. They are not one and the same. Emotions are the result of our thinking. Most of us have a difficult time separating these two things, and even then, we get it backwards. We allow our thoughts to run wild, and then we try to control the… Read more »

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Moments of grace

I am spending time at the Atlantic Coast this week. The first three nights I was here with three other women. We’ve been getting together each year for more than 10 years now to spend a weekend at the beach. It’s a time of sharing, eating, drinking, laughing, crying, and relaxing. Now they’ve left and my… Read more »