New Words, New Ideas

I love language. I love to read it, write it, study it, analyze it, and I love to watch it change and grow. Recently there’s been a mini-explosion of nouns made into verbs. Things like peopling and adulting. As in, “I just can’t adult today,” instead of the stodgier, “I can’t be an adult today.”…

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To prompt or not to prompt?

So today I’m on about writing prompts. Everyone gets stuck and needs an idea occasionally. I’ve recently done some writing and posting on the blog using photos as prompts They were mostly just quick little shorts, impressions, an opening scene or a line of poetry. A friend has taken a series of walking around her neighborhood…

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Still Struggling

A year? A whole year and 5 months since I last posted. I’m always composing posts in my head, and they just never make it all the way to the keyboard. It’s intimidating to write online anymore. There’s really good stuff out there. It’s hard to stop that little (evil) voice that says, “Oh, someone…

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Remembering Why I do This

I just was looking back at some Velvet Ink things, and ran up on this review. It was one of my first clients, and someone I still do work for. It was just fulfilling to get that kind of praise. And the product is really cool too. For those of you in the UK, I recommend you…

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Telling Tales

Everyone keeps telling me the trick to being a writer is to keep writing. I don’t think they say that to painters. But maybe they do. I have friends who can’t stop themselves from writing. They don’t understand how I can NOT write.  They can tell I’m literate, and I edit their things and help…

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