Writing Prompt Friday (spiders)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that walking into a spider’s web creates a more alert human than 10,000 cups of triple-shot lattes. But once we’re done flailing about to extricate ourselves, how often do we consider the spider’s feelings? Its hard work was just destroyed. And if the spider’s within striking range, how many of us refrain from sending it to its maker?

I used to be quick to squish.

These days, I’m trying to be benevolent. I name every spider I see “Bob” and give it room—as long as it’s outside my home. When I finish flailing and swearing after walking into one of “Bob’s” webs, I even apologize for having made it homeless.

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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

5 things to love about being a writer

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The other week, I put a stick of deodorant in our terrarium by the front door. Why? To see if my husband would notice. He did—and he barely blinked an eye. I couldn’t help but wonder if he was used to me and my eccentricities.

It’s one of the many things I like about being a writer. Not just a copywriter, a writer. Continue reading

Writing Prompt Friday (snowy)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! This week has been reflective. Where am I going in life? How have I been as a human being so far? Am I living a good, kind life right now? Is this eyeshadow too sparkly?

Knowing me, my answers will change from moment to moment, but these are questions always worth trying anyway.

What I have determined to be factually true is that my eyeshadow is, indeed, not too sparkly. And that brings me joy.

On to this week’s writing prompt, which features a lovely image I captured back on a snowy day. Enjoy. Continue reading

Writing Prompt Friday (pen pals)

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Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday! This week I presented a long-time-in-the-making passion project here at work: our brand voice and editorial guide. I’ve been working on it for months and I won’t lie…I was nervous presenting my ‘baby’ to our vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer. I’d put months into this document. By the time I showed them my ‘first’ draft, I’d put it through 13 revisions myself.

But they loved it. It’s out for review and while I await their feedback, I get to bask in the glow of hard job well done. And that’s my win for the week.

That and getting a perfect checkup at the dentist, who gives me a rubber ducky when I’ve been flossing like a good patient.

What’s your big win for the week?

And now, on to this week’s writing prompt. Continue reading