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How I Ruined My Writing

I’ve discovered the secret to writer’s block. Not how to overcome it…how to get it. It’s easier than you think. I just had to make one small change to what I was doing. When I started writing my blog over 2 years ago, I couldn’t contain myself. I was an open hydrant, the words were […]

On Nouns, Verbs And A Writer’s Identity

I figured out why for so long I’ve hesitated to call myself a writer. It’s not that I don’t love to write (I do, passionately). It’s not that I don’t think that I am good (generally speaking, I do). It’s not that I’ve never been paid to do it (I have). It’s because the word writer is […]

My Top 5 Posts of 2010

As I wind down this year, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on my last few months of blogging. I officially started this blog in August and I can honestly say that this experience has been one of the most rewarding in my life. Since I didn’t have a full […]

When The Muse Is On Vacation

I’ve been having a difficult time writing this week. I wouldn’t necessarily call it writer’s block, per se. I have a huge list of draft ideas queued up. I have a well of thoughts swimming through my head. But for the first time since I started this blog…it is not flowing easily. I feel like my muse is taking an early Christmas holiday break.

2 Month Milestone

Today I celebrate 2 months writing this blog. It has been an overwhelmingly rewarding experience. A small desire in my heart is finally coming to fruition and is transforming into a burning passion.