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Ready, Set, WRITE!

My middle daughter packed up the little-bitties and headed to the park for an hour. She wanted to give me an hour of quiet so that I can write. So far, I have… let the cat out polished off a … Continue reading

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INSIDE OUT

My youngest daughter and I recently journeyed south to visit my son Ben, who is living in Florida this summer during an internship. Hard to believe these two great big grown-up people began their lives as fragile tiny new creations … Continue reading

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HOW TO WRITE

You are a writer. You are also a wife, and a mom, and a cook, and a housekeeper, and a nurse, and a taxi driver, and a friend, and a teacher, doctor, cosmetologist, engineer, librarian, cashier, barista… But, you are … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING

“Help! I need ideas! What can I write about this week?!” This is a lament heard not infrequently at my house. I write a weekly newspaper article and guest blogs for various websites. I try to share something here at … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A VACATION

Over at her website this week, friend and sister-writer Emily M. Akin writes about how to transform vacation experiences into writing ideas: Taking a Vacation from Writing? Yesterday, I received a newsy email from my sister Alix. On the road … Continue reading

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GO RUN AROUND THE HOUSE!

When I was a girl, if I complained of being bored or if I was in a generally negative, complain-y mood, my dad’s standard treatment was to order me: “Go run around the house!” Now, I knew Daddy loved me, … Continue reading

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SHE MAKES ME SMILE :)

I asked my youngest to create a Spotify playlist for me. I love dancing and cleaning house and cooking dinner to HER tunes, and I am so thankful she introduced me to Ed Sheeran, Mickey Guyton, and Old Dominion, but … Continue reading

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A FAVORITE LIFE HACK

* Writing tip: Draw inspiration for your writing from real-life events. * Today, for lack of more exciting inspiration, I want to share one of my favorite life hacks: I LOVE cheap over-the-door shoe hangers with clear plastic pockets. Last … Continue reading

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NO GREATER JOY!

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 1:4 (English Standard Version) I love writing. A day when I put a couple thousand words on the page (screen) is … Continue reading

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FITNESS FOR WRITERS

I described in an earlier post how, following the pros’ advice to have a designated space set aside especially for writing, I created a nifty writing spot in the now-clean boys’ room upstairs. (All my “boys” are men and have … Continue reading

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