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Paint Chip Poetry Prompts

On a recent trip to Hawaii, I picked up this game called Paint Chip Poetry: A Game of Color and Wordplay. I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, but I couldn’t resist the purchase, even though I don’t really … Continue reading

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God’s Plan, My Steps

I had a plan for my coaching class at a recent writers’ conference. The safe route would be best. I determined to share the first chapter of my current work in progress, a nonfiction Christian living book about living without … Continue reading

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The Detour Dilemma

I’m looking at a weird detour sign in my writing life. Not sure if it’s a detour worth taking, or one I should just ignore. It might even really be a caution sign. I’m not sure. I write memoir, nonfiction, … Continue reading

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Hope Will Flow

I’ve written down my tale of woe Of innocence torn asunder Hope will from my story flow I thought he was my loving beau The depths of evil I bid you ponder I’ve written down my tale of woe Though … Continue reading

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Preoccupied

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted much so far in 2019. In fact, I only posted 3 times in January and not at all yet in February. Or maybe you don’t notice such things, but I have. It’s … Continue reading

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For the Love of Coffee

I love coffee. I do live in the Pacific Northwest, after all, and coffee is a big deal here. But unlike many coffee snobs I know, my favorite is a simple cup of Yuban drip coffee with a splash of … Continue reading

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Never Too Late

I’m too old to write a book; too old to begin a new career in publishing and as an inspirational speaker. I should have pursued my dream years ago when I was young and still had a chance at success. … Continue reading

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Unseen Things — Other People’s Thoughts

The Poetics prompt at dVerse Poets Pub yesterday was to write about unseen things that nonetheless exist. My first thought was to write about angels or God, but that seemed too predictable for me. Then last night I was at … Continue reading

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A Very Meta Quadrille

In a time crunch such as happens many days I’m a little Quadrille and I’m here to say There’s always time for me I’m only forty-four words You can read me quick as a hummingbird You can write me though … Continue reading

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To Cross the Finish Line

Finish it! Polish the 58,000 words I’ve written into a complete, coherent, and compelling story. Not be distracted by blog posts or new poetry books that threaten procrastination of the goal. Not be paralyzed by doubt. Capitalize on the feedback … Continue reading

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