Today I had someone call me a “failed artist”. Before you get all irate on my behalf, I’m not offended by this. I’d rather be what this person defines as a failed artist than a successful…I don’t know, pretty much anything else. This person’s definition of a failure is anyone who has the audacity to […]
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I lovingly refer to my mother as the Comma Queen. She’s my proofreader extraordinaire, when I can contract use of her services. She is in very high demand, you know. Making my own grammatical blunders always makes me cringe. However, it happens. Sometimes, I know it before the words ever trip off my tongue, but […]
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Hello! Long time, no blog. I know, believe me. The absence has been felt. However, I’m back. In part, thanks to my 2015 New Year’s Resolutions, but mostly because I missed this too much not make it a part of my life. Things I’ve discovered since starting my new job. A job in which I […]
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Have I mentioned lately that I love Twitter? Well, I do. I find some of the greatest stuff there! For example, today I haven’t even been on Twitter, but I got an email from them with tweets I may be interested in. (You know the one I’m talking about). Typically, I just delete the email […]
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This quote struck me as terribly true today. “When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. ” ― Lady Gaga Sometimes you have to shine a light on things that you’d prefer to leave […]
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Don’t Run From Who You Are: Writing Advice From George Saunders & Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed posted a link to this on her Facebook page today, and the post is great. The writing advice is better. There are no words to tell you how much I would loooooovvvvve to go to a talk, workshop, signing…whatever […]
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My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. – Anais Nin
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