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Do You Write for Money or for Art?

Do You Write for Money or for Art?

By on Jul 13, 2015 in Blog Writing, Writing | 1 comment

A young adult cousin of mine who is artistically talented  hasn’t touched a brush in years. Why? She said recently it’s because her dad told her she couldn’t make a living at it. I think that may be somewhat of an excuse, but it raises an important issue. Do we do what we do as artists, musicians and writers to make money or make art? Her father...

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Blog Challenge – Can You Do It?

By on Jun 9, 2015 in Blog Writing, Uncategorized | 2 comments

What does it take to blog? Well for starters, you actually have to blog. If you’ve been wanting to blog but have had a hard time finding the motivation or getting yourself going, I have the solution: I challenge you to blog at least once a week for three months. That’s easy math – just 12 posts. You can write them all at once if you want – as...

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Yikes! The Editor Needs an Editor!

Yikes! The Editor Needs an Editor!

By on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog Writing, Writing | 2 comments

I will admit that I was a little harried last week trying to stay on top of things. That’s my excuse for being what some might call careless in my eagerness to get everything done, including a post on my own blog. I wrote it, gave it a quick read, made it live and clicked that overdue item off my to- do list. And then I got this text from my proofreader/mom. “You...

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The Easy Way to Write

The Easy Way to Write

By on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog Writing, Writing | 2 comments

I’ve sat here for a solid five minutes or so starting this paragraph and then deleting and starting something else. After all these years and all the mounds of copy I’ve written, it should be easy, right? Sometimes it looks like it must have been easy – the words are so perfect, so engaging, so easy to read that it seems they must have flowed right off my fingers....

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Who’s Afraid of a Blank Page?

Who’s Afraid of a Blank Page?

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Blog Writing, Writing | 1 comment

I’ve been teaching myself to draw. I’ve actually been working on it for many years now and I finally feel like I’m making a little bit of progress. But even though I’ve drawn some things I really like, I still get sweaty palms when I sit down in front of a blank page. I’m not sure of how the drawing will turn out. I fear it will be awful. I feel stymied by not...

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