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Rejecting Their Reality and Inserting Your Own

I’ve been receiving rejection letters, and I’m thrilled! Okay, so my writing hasn’t been accepted for publication–yet. But you know what? The reality is I’m giddy that I’m now regularly putting it out there! I’ve busted through my block of “not good enough,” by the action of submitting pieces and letting them go. Not some […]

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How to Become A Writer

The process of becoming a writer follows a specific path. First, deliberately choose another career. In youth, pragmatically decide that you cannot make a living with a writing career so instead acquire a tangible skill such as ditch-digging. In the meantime, enjoy journaling and letter-writing for fun. Declare, “I am not a writer.” Next, logically […]

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Be bold, be fearless.

How long has it been since you tried something new?  I mean really new, with an open mind and heart?  It doesn’t have to be something big, it’s just the openness that is important. When I think back to younger days, I tried new things all the time.  I mean really, when I left home as […]

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Be What You Love to Do

Here’s a quote from Rumi that stopped me in my tracks: Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. We call what we love our passions, our hobbies–and we look to retirement when we can then devote singular time to them.  Because of course I can’t quit my job and pursue my […]

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