Writing Prompt Friday (Doppelgänger)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! This week’s prompt is inspired by a traffic jam that left me sitting in my vehicle with time to spend contemplating the mysteries of life. After deciding that I couldn’t solve the mysteries of life, I watched nearby birds play in the air currents and let my imagine wander to think about all the things I could have been doing if I wasn’t stuck behind another vehicle.

This is why we use the facilities before we hit the road.

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Writing Prompt Friday (public speaking)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! Most people are terrified of public speaking. And I empathize; I used to be scared witless. Sometimes you’re still going to be put on the spot though. I recently participated in a presentation on presentation skills. Yes, you read that correctly. Not sure any presentation can ever be more meta.

It got me thinking. Hence, this week’s writing prompt… Continue reading

100 Projects to Recenter

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Life happens. Constantly. We’ve all gone through those phases in which work overwhelms us and so does family and so do these commitments and so does this and so does that. The list never ends.

As I covered in my previous post, this year has been especially, well, full. I lost track of my inner duckyness. I was getting by and handling business, but I wasn’t having a whole lot of fun. Okay, no fun. I was having zero fun. And it was exhausting.

This kind of life creeps up on you. Before you know it, you can lose track of all your hobbies and outlets that make you your awesome self.

A friend of mine recently went through the same lack of joy. And she had a great idea, which I’m sharing with anyone whom I think could use a recenter.

She calls it the “100 Project.”

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How to Survive a Book Buying Ban

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It’s been 6 weeks since I went on a book buying ban. This is the longest I have ever stuck to one of these bans; I usually cave after one week at most.

During these past 6 weeks, I’ve been reading what I have, and I’m about to finish my eighth book. I’m focused on the book in my hands, and I’m even finding books in my stash that I’d forgotten I had. Kinda like getting new books without buying them.

It’s been nice. But not easy.

I’ve had to develop strategies and coping mechanisms.  Continue reading

You know you’re a writer when

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Writers are, by nature, a unique breed of people. Some even call us quirky. In the four years I’ve been writing for this blog, I’ve tried to encourage others (like you) to be the writer you want to be. Find your voice. Write that story or start that project you’ve always wanted to start.

One topic I haven’t covered yet is how you can tell if you’re a writer.

Yes, there are a ton of (semi-joking) blog posts and articles. And yes, there are countless jokes to make.

But there are few fairly solid truths that every writer I’ve met or worked with has shared.

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