Empowering The Writer!

Don’t Over Think, Don’t Doubt—Create

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I’m taking a beginning art course. I am not much of an artist and this is definitely moving me out of my comfort zone. The other night in class, we were asked to draw a still life. It was of a Styrofoam ball and crumpled paper. The idea was that we cover the drawing pad with charcoal and then erase, …

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I Got a Tat

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And I like it. My tattoo is a word, of course, because I live with words. In fact most of my decorating is done with words.  I have the word “believe” in my foyer. “Happily Ever After” graces a sign by the front door.  My kitchen wall has a host of words including John Lennon’s lovely observations about love. For …

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Ghost Stories — Review

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It is the time of the year for things that go bump in the night–evenings that quickly turn into darkness, a flooring of damp leaves that muffle footsteps, a crispness in the air that makes sounds a touch keener. These are the conditions for a good ghost story. I don’t believe ghost stories in the spring. They are maudlin when …

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Best of Intentions? Making Things Happen

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I just purchased new pans.  Tuesday Morning was having a sale.  I did some research, picked them up for a good price, and—hoo boy. Now that I have pans,  I MUST cook, right? Or am I once more being caught up in my best intentions? This is a dangerous question for me.  I have more visions of what I want to …

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September—The True New Year

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Even though I no longer send my kids off to school, September still feels like the time for new beginnings. This is the time of the year when I start thinking about my goals and my dreams.  This is when I roll up my sleeves and jump into a new project, especially since September and October are the lull before …

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Staying Commercial: What I Learned from Monet

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This week I took in the Monet exhibit at the Kimball Museum in Fort Worth.  The show covered Monet’s later years when he was established, wealthy from his art . . . and going out of style. His paintings weren’t selling. The demand was for abstract art. And this exhibit was of one unsold vibrant, bold painting a fter another.  …

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The Romance Shelves: Because February is boring

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Yes, I said that. February—that month of celebrating love—also means cold temperatures and the slog of life.  It is a blessing Valentine’s Day is in the middle of it because otherwise, we would all perish of boredom.  It is too cold to go outside. We are too broke to go skiing. The novelty of winter things, including once new hats and …

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The Joy of Blank Pages

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I value words.  I have them all over my house and I do love writing them.   This Christmas, two friends have given me new journals and I find myself marveling at the sheer beauty of blank pages.  There is so much promise being offered.   One journal was purchased on a trip to England. I’m delighted that she was …

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Vote for Pedro, the dog–Because Life Happens

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So, here is what is happening–August 9, this dog walked in my front door. He is very friendly, didn’t have a collar, and I put him in the back yard, assuming a neighbor lost him and would contact me soon. No contact Yes, I am aware he is a pit bull and I would never, EVER have a pit bull. …

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Choices, choices, choices–My August ’18 Reading Recommendations

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This summer is going fast. I came across a stray year old pit bull pup. After a search of the world for his owner, I’ve found a nice foster for him. Austin is a pet-loving community. . . but he really cut into my reading time! Now that he is settled, I’m ready to catch up and Romantic Suspense has …

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