You Matter

These two simple words strung together make a powerful statement that I can’t take credit for. They came to me from the most unexpected of places – from one of our recent writing retreaters – an older lady with a varied past that was slowly revealed to us through a series of stories and poems.…

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what i’ve learned from calling myself a WRITER this year

This month, I’m clumsily attempting another go at NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. The goal is 50,000 new words in November. But in just seven days, I’ve already become quite privy to the fact that it’s not easy to write over 1,600 words in a day – and it’s even more difficult to sit…

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xxix

The weeks leading up to this birthday have left me run ragged with numerous obligations, pre-booked time, and little to no opportunities for myself. Which is why it’s so very important, today of all days, to take the time to myself to reflect on it all, just as I do every year. Back in January,…

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on writers

We come in all shapes and sizes. We were born throughout a multitude of decades. Some of us wear old t-shirts with athletic shorts and write in tattered notebooks while others wear rose colored sunglasses and edit our words on a tablet screen. Some of us have children, have been married for years – others…

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