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Why Houseplants? Portal to important people and memories

Does anyone share or trade plant cuttings anymore? Houseplants … I know it’s a different topic for me, but I’m feeling nostalgic and simultaneously attempting to rebuild my plant collection. I don’t do many story-times, but here we go… My grandmother had an amazing green thumb. Indoor and outdoor plants. I can’t even guess at …

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Meet Author Kathleen Baldwin and her Stranje House series.

Writing is a strange profession. I don’t know many other careers where you’re expected to publicly critique and review your colleagues’ work. Usually I feel awkward doing that, especially when it’s somebody I know, but this time it’s a pleasure. Those of you who read the Unleashing February newsletter know that I intended to read …

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What Inspires Me…”Comadres”

I am still recovering and processing all the thoughts and feels from the weekend. My baby got married. So, today’s prompt in the #SCFacebookChallenge, “what inspires you,” is too much for a Facebook post. As I think over the past week, the activity, the phone calls, the last minute craziness, disagreements and apologies, the rehersal …

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Cactus & Kangaroos Wrap-up

This past weekend was the culmination of six months of dreaming, planning, researching, and accomplishing a huge project for Dallas/Fort Worth writers. I have slept and thought for the last three days, and I think I can now summarize what I’ve learned… It all starts with an initial contact. I knew the writers in my …

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#4HWW Impressions and Inspiration

I rarely blog about best-selling books, but I just finished reading The 4-Hour Workweek (#4HWW) by Tim Ferriss, and it got me thinking… I chose to read it because it is referred to over and over by many of the writing and productivity bloggers and podcasters I follow. #4HWW permeates my Twitter feed. Tim Ferriss …

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Creative Serendipity

As mentioned previously, I’ve been in a creative funk for months. Some might call it writer’s block or lack or self-discipline or procrastination… whatever. I wasn’t writing. And, I wasn’t happy about it. A vicious cycle was growing and I had to break free. I renewed my commitment and decided to apply Jeff Goins advice: YOU …

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5 Favorite Sources of Writing Inspiration

I am a writer. That means I am compelled to write. It might be a journal, blog post, fiction, Bible study, Facebook status update, or even Tweet, but I must write. It’s been this way since childhood. When other children were drawing pictures, I was using those jumbo crayons to write. It didn’t bother me one …

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Oh Calliope, Where Art Thou?

I have a confession to make. It’s Thursday, and today I am struggling to honor my commitment/challenge to myself to blog twice a week, preferably on Mondays and Thursdays. Actually, I’m struggling to write anything. Life and illness keep getting in the way. I don’t feel inspired or motivated. I haven’t added any words to my …

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