An Answer in 4 Parts

Every once in a while, I get an email comment or question from someone. To be honest, the majority of them have been offers to increase web traffic, get 100 years of free Viagra, an unexpected chance to earn 1.4 millions of dollars for a wire transfer, or some other such spam. (“Curse you spam!” he threatened […]

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Dreams

I tend to talk around my dreams. I speak hints and allusions to the desires buried deep in my DNA, but it’s not often I am brave enough to call my dreams by name, give them definition, tell them to other people. I guess I fear finding my dreams are laughable. Or worse, I fear […]

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Self doubt

This morning, I find my self thinking about identity. To be honest, much of my interaction with blogging communities leaves me thinking about who I am, where I belong, how I am accepted, what my identity really is. Talk about my writing voice, the focus of my blog, building a community of readers… all of […]

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Writer habits: day 12- Provoke

The word “provoke” always makes me think of poking a crocodile or bear with a stick… just to see what happens. Blood pumping, heart thumping seconds full of movements that build a great story. There is danger in the action, a risk to limb and life. In the same moment, there is adventure, courage, and […]

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Writer habits- day 6: Steal

Sometimes I am paralyzed by the need to be original. Sometimes I feel like what I have to say has already been said by other people, that my words sound just like everyone else’s… except they said it better. Then the pressure starts to rise to come up with something that is mine, something that […]

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