Why Write? Here Are 11 Reasons to Get Started

on 31 July 0 Comment

“I can’t write…or I’m not a writer.” I hear those declarations all the time when I tell people that I’m a freelance writer and editor. I’m sorry, but those statements just aren’t true—in fact, they are lies. You learned to write early on…

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Why Write? Write to Go on a Journey

on 24 July 0 Comment

My husband and I spend much of our time on weekends hiking. When we were hiking recently, I was struck at how hiking is like writing. Here are some of my observations.  You start out with an idea—when you are thinking about hiking, you know you want to have…

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How Editing Can Be Like Car Repairs

on 17 July 0 Comment

As a story teller, I love analogies. I think that everyone can gain additional perspective if an analogy enables them to relate to an unfamiliar situation. For me, many of my new editing are first-time authors who haven’t worked with an editor before. Many people however, have had…

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Write to Cultivate Gratitude and Growth

on 10 July 0 Comment

I am all about learning and growing. I think it’s because as I approached mid-life, I realized I had a choice: to become better or bitter, as the saying goes. People, after they have some life under their belt, either spend time endlessly rehashing what has gone wrong…

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Write to Gage Direction

on 03 July 0 Comment

What comes out when you are writing is like a sign on a trail after you have already left the trailhead. You likely start out examining a map on an adventure, whether it be a GPS, or just a paper map. But eventually, you come to a sign or mile…

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Write to Dream

on 13 June 1 Comment

When a new year starts, like it is for me today on this day after my birthday, as well as on New Year’s Day, I always take at least an hour or so and dream about what I want my next year or season to look like. It’s…

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