Flash Non-Fiction #1 – Waiting

I took on the Flash Non-Fiction Challenge #1 – writing about three things and how they may relate to one another.  I’m not exaggerating when I admit that I went through 30+ revisions, trying to find the perfect word, the perfect turn-of-phrase. I was shocked at the ah-ha’s I experienced, but I’ll save that for […]

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Writing Flash Nonfiction – Will You Join Me?

I have long-loved the essay format; it appeals to both the logical part of my brain as well as the writer in me who envys a well-turned phrase. Essays are the closest in format to the magical magazine articles I used to write, which probably accounts for considering the following: I’ve been reading Field Guide […]

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Delphinium blooming again. Happy #writerslife

I didn’t realize how critical it was for my creativity and general well-being to be able to be outside in Nature. On April 1, 2013, I moved from an apartment that I never liked into a sweet tiny cottage. I now have a patio on the east side, beyond double French doors, and another on the […]

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A Writing Challenge for Me (and you?)

I recently won a contract to write several 300-400 word content pieces for a client’s websites. This is my first test of producing beautiful writing for an SEO content-driven site. I’ll be researching a topic about which I know nothing (which I enjoy) then seeing if I can use the SEO keyword list to create […]

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Introducing Terri Gadal – Poet

I’m not sure how I first ran across Terri Gadal’s poetry. As a woman “of a certain age”, I immediately recognized in her a kindred spirit – one brave enough to write about issues of aging.  It’s rare to find a writer willing to explore the dark corners where fear of memory loss and independence […]

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Cristina Oliver – Sharing Beautiful Writing

Thank you to Cristina Oliver for sharing her thoughts about beautiful writing: Writing that brings heaven into the room,like a soft breeze ruffling lace curtains. Like the smell of the ocean on a warm summer day…………writing that send us into the best of ourselves answering all our hopes and dreams…………. Image courtesy Smabs Sputzer Need […]

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I write so much better after good Mexican food #writerslife

A relaxing lunch with my artist friend, Willy, after an aborted attempt to get to the San Diego Museum of Art.  I’m pretty sure every single tourist and every single San Diegan was in the park today. Need a creative boost? Try the 30-Day Challenge. It’s free and it will make your brain tingle!

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