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Yo, Whatcha Readin’?

When troubled for things to do, read. When down or stuck or bored, read. To hone your articulation, read. To sharpen the thoughts in your mind, read. Before and after editing, read. Instead of automatically checking Facebook, read. To sober up, read. To get drunk, read. I say this not to make you a better… Continue reading Yo, Whatcha Readin’?

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Thoughts, post-beer, after shedding some wardrobe.

Maybe I should write, too. I coach clients to become better wordsmiths, storytellers, listeners, writers. I tell them to bleed onto the page, hold nothing but your passive voice back; make me care and think and bleed, too. Words punctual as divine timing. I do this, and I wonder if it’s some past life prayer… Continue reading Thoughts, post-beer, after shedding some wardrobe.

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On this Solar Eclipse: Writing Suggestion

If the writing’s not rich, examine where it’s coming from. Have you gone beyond the mental stage of ideas and concepts? Below ground, between the logic; have you melted inside that burning core, just to witness what new element it might become? Take a moment to possess less of your story. Try, instead, to let… Continue reading On this Solar Eclipse: Writing Suggestion

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on editing: a seafield.

on editing: getting started is the hardest part. because it’s work, and the work is deep and exhausting. but, once I’m in it, in the rich and tender heart of someone else’s storm, i feel so calm and purposeful, directed. like a quiet ship that’s wading through with a white flag that says, “not to… Continue reading on editing: a seafield.

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Self-Editing Tip 2: Strike Through Vague Language! (With Writing Prompts)

Tip #2. When self-editing, your Strikethrough key loves vague language. Example: A) “I was completely obsessed with Nick.” (Mmk, common enough…we know this person is obsessed, but what does obsession look like? Strikeout that previous sentence and then ask, How can we say this more dramatically, with language the evokes, excites, stirs? Raise some brows, my dears…)… Continue reading Self-Editing Tip 2: Strike Through Vague Language! (With Writing Prompts)

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Ad Opportunity on Polished Pear Creative!

Bloggers interested in promotion that provides greater visibility within and expansion of your online community:  I will begin allowing advertisements on my page at affordable monthly rates. Please see my “Press Material” page to see if you would be a good fit.  If your product or service does not fit within the specified qualifications, e-mail me.… Continue reading Ad Opportunity on Polished Pear Creative!

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Welcome [& Thank You].

 “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.” – Rumi. If you are here, you and your words made it to the right place.  Even… Continue reading Welcome [& Thank You].