Tag: Writing

Creative Outlets for Me and Thee

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Hmnn… The question of the day creates joy in me! I love to expound on my plethora of talents and tries and transient exuberances, my all things creative pastimes.

Note that word within a word: past. Most of my creative outlets have been ‘single semester’ toss-asides.… ...

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A slave to Shakespeare ;-)

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I’m an inadvertent slave of William Shakespeare – with whom I have much in common, some people say. Apparently, he re-invented the English Language, invigorating it with words he invented… And, my favorite editor/shred-it-or describes my style as brisk word blending (I think she made that term up)  😆

It’s no matter, I like the term.… ...

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Creativity Evolved

I may or may not always be an insecure writer – such is the nature of the beast – but I know that my style, creativity, and aplomb have evolved since I started writing free 7-8 years ago.

What began as a quest to accomplish wishes not yet explored in my life – like playing the French Horn or rollerskating with grace, balance, and finesse or writing without the prescribed stricture of clinical reports (I was a speech-language pathologist and had written thousands and thousands and thousands, some with fabulous fiction on the page 😉 – has turned into an encore career.… ...

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“Loose with the Truth”

I call my short story writing genre “loose with the truth” because there is always, always, always a kernel of truth in the fiction I flash. Some in my crit group have become confused after they read one of my short stories, certain it was a personal essay despite my disclaimer.… ...

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Grammarly, Scrivener, and the AutoCorrect Nazi…is Excellence gained?

I’ve never considered goal setting my thing. I’ve never consciously set a goal in my life. I just drift and do, disregarding desire for excellence.

Who planted a goal for excellence in your brain? Your fourth-grade tutor, your high school English teacher, your competitive friend in debate?… ...

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The BE Attitudes of Preventing Writers Block

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  • Be aware of why you write. Check and recheck daily.
  • Be willing to fail… you’ll be able to, so enjoy it (ha-ha).
  • Be in the moment with the muse. Amuse him/her. Feed her chocolates and wine and roses and music… anything and everything!
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Procrastibaking

Cookies, cakes, and casseroles. Banana nut bread, blanched tomatoes from an uber garden crop, apple and carrot cakes.

What am I doing: procrastibaking. That is, putting off an important or urgent task by baking. I am an insecure writer.

The urgent task, of course, is my fourth novel, for which there is a late September deadline.… ...

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What’s In Your Name?

So, here I am, planting an ear worm for a popular commercial in your head. Me, the writer who seldom watches tv. One of my reasons for writing is that it’s a quiet hobby for when my retiree husband watches sports (often).… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Writing Partner from OZ

Three months ago a world traveling writer returned to the U.S., to her home not far from where we live. When we re-connected, she requested a get-together to co-write. She felt she’d found her Voice at last.

For the writers among my readers, you know what that means.… ...

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Onomatopoeia

What does a zipper have in common with a buzz saw? Or flip-flops with a tuk-tuk? (A tuk-tuk was the auto rickshaw we rode in Bangkok last fall. Not the best transport in a traffic-congested city. Noise clogged the scenic view.… ...

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