Throughout my teenage years, I spent many hours at the local occult store where I would purchase healing crystals, runes, pendulums, dream catchers and sage (lots of sage), and eventually my own deck of tarot cards.
Fortune-telling quickly became a favorite pastime among me and my friends. Anything and everything that could unlock the secrets of what our futures held—tea leaves, dream interpretation, palmistry—immediately held our attention until the next thing…Continue
Posted 'Calculation', new poem:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 28, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments
A lot of you have been emailing me to ask for NaNoWriMo advice posts. So much has been written about this topic that I’m not sure I have much to add.
Instead, I’m going to answer some of the questions that multiple writers have asked me.
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Though some girls are sure they know…Continue
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How many times did it occur to you that comparing one thing to another in academic writing is not a piece of cake? In fact, the incapability of doing a profound research to put two phenomena against each other might throw the quality of the whole dissertation in the question. Therefore, conducting a fluent comparative…Continue
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What is humor anyway? Is it frivolous to write it?
I know people can twist everything, even humor, but I’m talking about the good stuff.
I don’t often write humor per se,…Continue
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Posted 'Water Sign', new poem:
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Or you can take four do-able steps that will help you create time by reducing distractions, eliminating time-wasters, and getting you into writing mode…Continue
Posted Monday Muse.
Today, Monday Muse is up to playful misbehavior and you're all invited.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 20, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments
I am graced with a clear minded, articulate friend who also happens to give me feedback on my work. A blessing that, all writers know, doesn’t come often.
In a recent email exchange that…Continue
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(Originally posted on bloom-site.com, an excellent literary site featuring authors who first published over the age of 40. As they say, "Late" according to whom? )
In my grandparents’ dining room in a suburb of Boston, there was a shelf devoted…Continue
[I just started blogging for the wonderful site/cause, I AM THAT GIRL. Below is an excerpt of my first blog post]
I had a revelation last night while I was in the bathroom (where, funnily enough, happens to be the room where I receive many of my spiritual “aha” moments). I was brushing my teeth while imagining Oprah was interviewing me on her Super Soul Sunday, as I often do. This time Oprah was asking me about love and how I knew it was time to let myself receive long-lasting love…Continue
Posted new cento:
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Posted Monday Muse, a look at the trailer for the new documentary about 'The New York Review of Books':
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 13, 2014 at 7:10am — No Comments
My mother-in-law died this week. It wasn’t unexpected. She was under the care of hospice, and had been declining in health since her husband’s death in 2011. My mom died in 2012. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, for close to two years I’ve been embroiled in a family fight over money that has created…Continue
Blooming blue gliding in river flow,
Arc into my arrow and bow.
Perky pink flowers in fairy-land,
I want wear you as my band.
Yummy yellow in sweet lime,
Set into my alarming chime.
Rusty Red locked in caution light,
Shhh… all escape with my kite flight.
White, you have no time to fade,
So be on my doors…Continue
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The second of a two-part post featuring my interview with National Student Poet Louis Lafair:
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Posted review of Laura Boggess's new book "Playdates with God":
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I stared at the phone ringing beside my laptop, its sound rattling my nerves like a jailhouse guard’s night stick against cell bars. It rang consistently, all times of the morning and night. I knew what the caller wanted. I knew what was at stake here. My stomach…Continue