[Challenge] One More Visit to Emily Dickinson

The first stanza of one of Emily Dickinson’s poems reads: The sky is low, the clouds are mean, A travelling flake of snow Across a barn or through a rut Debates if it will go. Your challenge is to use the first two lines of Emily’s work but replace the last two with your own. Good […]

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Writing Themes for July

Canada Day is July 1, Independence Day July 4, and Bastille Day July 14.  Canada Day celebrates the merging of three colonies into a country,  July 4 the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, and July 14 the beginning of the French Revolution. Do you think that July has a little something special in […]

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The Season of Your Life

I was listening to a podcast about goals earlier in the week. One of the points made was that when we make goals we need to take into account “the season of our life”. That means wanting to get into the Olympics as a downhill skier aren’t realistic if, at age 45, you just took up the […]

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Camp NANOWRIMO

You probably know about NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) that comes around every November. During the month, participants do their best to write a 50,000 word novel. As a non-novelist (at least for now) I’ve never been tempted to do NANO, but my friend, Jessica Macbeth (author of the Faeries Oracle) invited me to join […]

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