Swimming

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Swimming

In addition to discussing my swimming, and how I managed it, I want to remind you dear reader, my book is on sale on Amazon. Check it out here : LINK TO BUY _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ______ So…I went swimming today. Iā€™m pretty good at it, this was the first time to take a dip this year. At first, I sat on the edge and dangled. Losing my breath due to icy water is not exactly my idea of a good time. But it wasn’t that cold and the place was packed with all these kids zooming past

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What Inspires You To Write?

This post about writing and what inspires you to write came out of what happened over the weekend and what I saw. Beware this post will be image-rich. So…this past weekend, my kids and I went on a walk to burn off some Easter candy. Yes, those little tiny pieces are high in calories and carbs, and if you sit down after you eat them, fat deposits on your rear. Since my rear has been attacked by carbs a few too many times, we decided to fight against the sugar rear-end rush. We walked quite a ways, and these are

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Balancing life and writing

Thomas Leuthard / Foter / CC BY So many of my writing friends have the same problem. How to balance writing and life-the kind that isn’t related to writing. Finding time to write, setting goals, etc. can really take a hit when things in our other world tilts a little. Whenever a writer has a full plate already, those little tilts in life can totally upset the writing apple cart. Sometimes it is an easy fix. Sometimes it is a matter of getting a babysitter, enlisting the aid of a spouse or parent, referring to a critique partner. But sometimes

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Photography and writing

I don’t talk a lot about my personal “real” life stuff on my blog, mainly because I think you’d be pretty bored, but also because it isn’t really relevant to my writing.But one thing that helps me with writing is photography, and I thought today I’d discuss a little about that. I believe that sometimes (at least for me) it helps to SEE what you are trying to write. A good way to do that is to go out and snap a photo of it and really examine what part you are trying to write. Or if you need inspiration

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Inspiration

Inspiration according to the dictionary is 1.an inspiring or animating action or influence. 2.something inspired, as an idea. 3.a result of inspired activity. 4.a thing or person that inspires. Inspiration is like buried treasure Some of my best inspiration has come from books and movies. I love classics, and read a lot of old books because when I find an author I like I go back to their first book and work all the way through their list of books.Brandon Sanderson is one of those at the moment, as is Robin Hobbs. Movies etc. –I am such a Gossip Girl

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