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  • Hello all - I'm Elizabeth. I'm a woman, writer, wife, mother, reader, runner, eater, t...inal, nothing really intended for publication. Just practice on scene setting, mode, dialogue, character dev, etc...
  • ” I loved the book, mostly because it is filled with writing exercises inspired by sp...remember
 them. Expressing and listening to one’s own life story is an ancient mode of healing. How do we learn t...
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    That Nathan Bransford post about using simple "Mad Libs" sentences to write your query is intriguing.  But so often in practice it fails, resulting in queries that fee...
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    The days I practice yoga and write a little bit more on my novel are my best...
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    My friend Himanee Gupta asks, “Could there be a way to think of America differently?” She offers a model for doing just that in her h...
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    I really want to start writing. Someday I would love to write a book. Unfortunately, my writing skills need a lot of work. So, to get some practice I 'm going to try writing daily about my Bible apps "verse of the day". Grammatical critiques and writing tips are warmly welcomed.


  • Kelly -- Thanks so much for this description of your journalistic-memoiristic mode.  All fascinating.  I think it...
  • Deborah, I cried constantly from the first time I heard the news through Obama's speec...s. But when it's people I know personally and love deeply, I kick into 'brave' mode and remain solid as a rock, a...
  • I just wrote a long, elegant response to your post. It must have been too long because it self-destructed. Point was - Your "Values, Goals, Balance and Practice" is the only way to go. I add just one more. Sometimes it's okay to say "no" or "maybe." Thank you for this reminder.