Category Archives: Blogging

The Problem

In her book, Writing Is My Drink–A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (and a Guide to How You Can Too), Theo Nestor talks about the “resonant narrative.” Theo makes the important point that writers whom we admire are those … Continue reading

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My Key to Freedom

I hate being a lawyer. There. I said it. Out loud. I fucking hate being a lawyer. I dread getting out of bed in the morning. I feel utter despair when I think about doing this job for Ten More … Continue reading

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Ella of Arc

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a writers’ retreat on Orcas Island taught by memoirist, Theo Nestor. It was a momentous four days. Four days of clearing the hurdles I’d constructed between me and writing my story. I thought, having cleared … Continue reading

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A Real Writer

Like many bloggers, I have the fantasy of being a “real writer.” From the time I could string words together to make sentences on my Big Chief writing tablet, I wrote. My first inkling I was any good at it … Continue reading

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26-Minute Memoir

Earlier today I posted about a 26-Minute Memoir writing exercise I recently ran across. I’ve now completed the exercise, and while it didn’t turn out as I envisioned it might, I’m going to post what I produced. Honestly, when I started … Continue reading

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Thinking About Writing

My intention was to not work between Christmas and New Year’s, taking that time to write. Have I written? No! Okay, one post. But not the pages and pages I’d hoped to churn out. When I’d still written nothing as … Continue reading

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Why I Blog

I’ve written stories and poems since I could string a series of words together with a pencil in my Big Chief Writing Tablet. My first short story was about a girl, Miranda, and her horse. (Like many young girls, I really wanted, but … Continue reading

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Sunset Sanctuary

Yesterday I wrote of some brainstorming my friends and I engaged in as we discussed how we were going to remain independent as we aged. Turning 50 in 86 days has me facing the fact that I won’t feel 30 … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Soul Healing Art:
If there is anything that gets my passion up as a woman it is hearing other women de-value their own words, and in doing so, denying their own life and experiences. It disturbs me…

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What’s In A Name?

A journal by any other word would be as true. Or would it? What if you called it a blog? Blogging is odd. When I first started, I had no idea what it was about. I wrote and wrote and … Continue reading

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