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7 Sites for Writing Prompts

I started the 101 in 1001 challenge  (101 items to do/see/experience/purchase in 1001 days).  I recently realised I am down to approximately 400 days left.  Out came the list OMG I have to get cracking.  One item on the list was write and submit a short story to a competition.  There is a competition locally due… Read More 7 Sites for Writing Prompts

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Finding traits I might want to be empowered with

A few weeks ago I started The Artist’s Way.  Fast recap of book “12 week course in discovering and recovering your creative self.”  I am plugging away on my morning pages (I find I am better on work days) and doing the exercises. One exercise recently was to make a list of people you admire… Read More Finding traits I might want to be empowered with

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Writing camp and you don’t have to leave home !

I can’t believe how fast the first three months of the year have gone.  End of March and still snow on the ground, but that is not what this post is about. It is camp time!  If you have read the blog before you know I work better with deadlines and commitments.  So for April… Read More Writing camp and you don’t have to leave home !

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How to treat our creating as a priority

Last month I wrote more than I have written all year.  The reason was it was National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWri).  NaNoWri is a worldwide event to write a novel (50,000 words) in a month.  I quickly signed up and checked out my regional forums for write-ins and I was off.  I was committed to… Read More How to treat our creating as a priority

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Definition of what is good enough

As I head into November I have started thinking about the definition of what is good enough.  This is because one of my favorite events of the year starts National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWri). NaNoWri is about writing a novel (50,000 words is the goal) in a month.  To accomplish this there can be no edits, no… Read More Definition of what is good enough

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Final outcome – is that what we should be aiming for?

I listened to a Jen Carrington “Make it Happen” podcast and she said “don’t hold so tightly to the outcome”.  This was referring to being creative and putting yourself out there.  Something I have to work on constantly.  It resonated with me that if we wait for perfection in our work or even to try something different,… Read More Final outcome – is that what we should be aiming for?

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Can you share to soon?

This blog for me has been about putting myself out there.  I think it is part blogging and part journaling for me.  I am someone who keeps things close to my chest in pretty well all areas in my life.  I have to weigh the pros and cons, desired outcomes and what ifs numerous times… Read More Can you share to soon?

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Creative introvert vs extrovert. Shake it up!

I recently listened to a podcast and they were discussing creatives (us!!).  How different individuals create and I don’t mean painting or writing I mean the creative process. Yes, we all realize that writing, painting and many creative endeavors are done in solitude.  To create takes discipline and often you sit with nothing on a… Read More Creative introvert vs extrovert. Shake it up!

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Camp Anyone? April NaNoNo Writing Camp for everyone!

I know some of us are still dealing with snow on the ground and wearing our winter wear but here is your chance to go to camp!  If you need help jump starting a writing project this is the place for you in April. Camp NaNo offers writers of all genres and levels the chance to… Read More Camp Anyone? April NaNoNo Writing Camp for everyone!

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Free electronic books – really?

Have you checked out Smashwords?   It is a self-publishing site that houses a variety of electronic books from mysteries (my favorite genre), children, romance, inspirational, plays and many more.  Fiction and non-fiction. It is a way for first time writers to get their novels out there.  You will see writing in different languages, short-stories and free… Read More Free electronic books – really?