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How to lose weight at 52: the same way you write, silly

Here I am with another blank WordPress post page before me. When I write my blog posts in the morning, I’ve already written several hundred words for the book. This morning the words came faster and not only did I get 700 of them wrestled down, but I finished earlier than usual. It could be… Read more »

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Little Farrah Fawcett-haired me

I’m easily distractible but about a year ago I found a service called Focus@Will that streams background music specially engineered to help creatives and others focus on the task at hand. You can tweak the music settings and choose your favorite genre or switch back and forth. I am a fan of the Ambient music collection… Read more »

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This blog post is not perfect

I’ve been re-reading Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott’s writing memoir. I could quote entire chapters here and just leave it at that. She expresses all my angst and hope with languid humor that makes me laugh aloud as I am reading. I kept her words with me throughout my week at Melbourne Beach, letting her honesty… Read more »

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Crazy

I’m participating in the Bite-size Memoir challenge this week; the theme is “Crazy”, which fits perfectly with my story. There’s a lot of crazy in my past. The idea is to write and share 150 word chunks of memoir – truly bite sized. Here’s my little entry. I decided to stay quiet; I was afraid… Read more »

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Telling the muse when to show up

I don’t know exactly how long it took before the practice of writing became such a habit that my body and mind were trained to produce streams of prose on command. Since the beginning of July I’ve been getting up at 4:45am and spending 75 minutes each morning at the keyboard, streaming FocusAtWill and forcing… Read more »