"I feel like a dinosaur—the kind who loves words (a thesaurus as opposed to a tyrannosaurus). Writing skills aren't viable by themselves when you're trying to get a job as a social media marketing manager, I learned this week. The…"
"I snapped a photograph of a fascinatingly textured bedspread. It's too tempting not to give in to the metaphor. A bed of roses, which life isn't. Rough patches, which we pass through like so many cobwebs in an abandoned house. A textured…"
"Is the creative process worth the aggravation? (I finally gave in and blogged about something unpleasant at work, even at the risk of alienating several co-workers. Holding it in and not blogging for two months just got to be too much to bear. But I…"
"I am afraid of my sewing machine. There, I’ve said it. It wouldn’t matter except my fear derails me as I zip along toward reinvention. In my dream identity, I am a rogue clothing designer, offering slices of delicious escape to women…"
"I can relate, Celeste! In midlife I've come to attach meaning to clothing. I give my choices much more thought, because, having fashioned my new identity post-corporate departure, I want my clothes to reflect the new me. Yet it's also…"
""Creativity is also about taking drudgery out of everyday tasks." — That is by far the definition that resonates the strongest with me. Creative variation (my route to work, my office decor, my after-work hobbies) have been my saving…"
"Very interesting! I did notice that those of us who spend most of our waking hours sitting, thinking and moving our fingers (but not much else) do tend to show the neglect in our bodies. That applies to the crafting community, too, of which I am a…"
"Both questions—"Am I a real writer?" and "Does it work?" are subjective, and serve as wonderful discussion starters. They raise more questions. Does it work for my readers/critics, or 'only' for me? If I somehow…"
"Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.
I hope you will find, as I did, a great…"
Having slaved away as a corporate writer for 19 years, I finally get to write to please myself and a readership that appreciates humor, substance, quirky reflection and the occasional rant. Come along on my trips of whimsy! I see through the lens of a westernized Filipina living in rural California. Recently dubbed an abstract romantic by a friend, I have embraced the label.
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"Announcing a Sale for my book A Pirate's Wife, a Historical Romance with action and adventure between the pages.
To makes this interesting I have add a daily post on my blog to learn more about the characters in the book.Today May 23, a news…"
Novelists - published or not - chatting about beginnings, muddy middles, dang endings, what to do with it all. Please don't shout (all caps, big images) or post links on the main wall except as part of the conversation. Please do include modestly…See More