Every Writer’s Struggle: Mindset

Everyone struggles with something. Writer struggles take on a monstrous shadow that overwhelms our ability to create. The deep roots of many problems are in our mind. “I don’t know how to start” so the book is never started. “I don’t think it’s any good” so the book is never finished. “No one will like …

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Start Your Writing Practice Today

Writers write. If you dream of writing a book, you should have a writing routine, something called a writing practice in several famous books. This is not an advertisement for The Artist’s Way or Writing Down the Bones, but I believe both Julia Cameron and Natalie Goldberg have proven their authority in this field. I’ve …

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Waiting Again

This poem was posted last year on the blog (with minor changes),but since I’m waiting again, it seemed pertinent. Again. WaitingWhen I’m anticipatingA certain answerSomething cringesWhile I’m waiting The moment tension’s abatingOver that caller IDOr a specific emailThat I’ve been awaiting There’s no sense understatingThe emotional swirlWhen the answer comesAfter many weeks waiting My heart’s …

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A Rose of Another Color

On a recent camping trip, I stopped to smell the roses and learned a lesson about aging. A rose by any other color…no, that’s not how Shakespeare said it. The day dawned with cloudless blue skies. Joy! I would spend the day with my sister who was driving from Lincoln City to the campground in …

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