The Art and Craft of Journaling

When I first learned sentence structure I began writing journals. To this day, I continue to pick up the pen and partake in journaling. The first reason is because I love to write, and I do not want to lose the thoughts that are most important to me. I often meditate in prayer, and on … Continue reading The Art and Craft of Journaling

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Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

I walked through a large portion of my life with the desire to leave a soft spot for people to associate with. I, in person, was a landing-place. My high school year books, filled with student signatures, held a common theme, "Such a nice (sweet) girl." I believe being loving and gentle has its place … Continue reading Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

Writing Lessons from a Dog

I know, buddy, at times I do not want to do it either. I have a writing table pal. He does not say much, but he teaches me plenty. He is consistent, dedicated and even-keeled. His moods do not change by the barometer. All of these things he shares with me, plus he gives me … Continue reading Writing Lessons from a Dog

How To Finish Your Writing Project In One Hour A Day

I have 33,500 words written. I am deep into writing this book. If only I could find the time and place to finish this project, like the guy in that photo. You know the one, the man with the laptop resting on a blanket, nestled in a cool green pasture, hidden away from people and … Continue reading How To Finish Your Writing Project In One Hour A Day

The Decision: Psyche or Write

If anyone can psyche themselves out, it would be me. I stall. I regularly have conversations with myself, and God, to drop the fear, unharness the words, and put one foot in front of the other. Novelist Stephen King knows all about the unhealthy relationship between fear and writing, "Good writing is often about letting … Continue reading The Decision: Psyche or Write

The Choice – Splendor

We were stranded, as we had been so many times before. Depressed describes my initial state of mind. Why again? Why can they not fix this truck once and for all? Such a lack of progress! Within an hour I had every notebook and device that I carry with me balanced across the dash, the … Continue reading The Choice – Splendor

Unlock the Iron Gates – Write!

With a pad of paper in your lap, ink pen in hand, you scrawl your thoughts onto paper with a passion-filled fury, well into the wee hours of the night. The next day, or perhaps weeks or months later, you rip up page after page, shred it into tiny pieces, turning it into an irreplaceable … Continue reading Unlock the Iron Gates – Write!