The Writer’s Desk

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A Promise to Do Better

I don’t “do” New Year Resolutions. I have almost always failed at them, and frankly, I don’t need to add to my list of shortcomings. My one “resolution”, if you want to call it that, I mentioned in my comment on Katie’s New Year post: Do Better. I’ve been in a slump, professionally and personally, … Continue reading

Inkygirl Comic: Writer Research or Procrastination?

I should’ve been working on that other blog post. Or on my novel. Or on my memoir. Instead, I spent five hours cleaning up and organizing files on my laptop. (I did find some true gems: essays I’d forgotten I’d written, the beginning of a NaNoWriMo story from a couple of years ago that was actually … Continue reading

Preventing Procrastination and Promoting Productivity

As a world-class Procrastinator, I can find the most creative ways to avoid getting my business done. I have spent the past few months trying to break this habit, as I’ve mentioned before, and I can honestly say I am getting better. Still… the lure of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and a few other daily stops … Continue reading

V is for Vengeance

This is a piece of micro-fiction I wrote a while back. The challenge was to keep at at exactly 100 words. I hope you enjoy! She trained the Ladysmith on the bearded man. His eyes widened. “You have the wrong person,” he protested. She ignored him, her eyes cold as marble. There was no mistaking … Continue reading

Five for Friday: R is for Really Bad (and Really Good!) Poetry

I love poetry and I love to write. You would think the combination would make me a decent poet. But you would be wrong. Dead wrong. The fact is, I stink at poetry. Sure, I can pen a few schmaltzy lines for my beloved on special occasions, and I don’t think they’re terrible. They come … Continue reading

F is for Five on Friday

In keeping with the A-to-Z Blog Challenge, today’s “F” is for our weekly “Five on Friday”. This week, it’s our five favorite writing books for established and aspiring writers alike. Bird by Bird. This classic memoir on writing by Anne Lamott must be on every writer’s bookshelf. It’s inspirational, self-deprecating, and provides not only a loose … Continue reading

Five on Friday: Are You Up for a Blog Challenge?

Today’s Five on Friday list will be short and sweet because, honestly, I have a lot to do today. In addition to my usual Friday tasks–writing, running errands, driving my kid to and from school, etc.–I’m preparing to take part in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Last I checked, there were 1,400 bloggers signed … Continue reading

This April We’re Blogging from A to Z!

Is there a better way to kick-off our new blog than with an awesome blog challenge?* We don’t think so! When Katie came across the “Blogging from A to Z Challenge“, we knew we found the one. The premise is simple: Each day of the month is assigned a letter (excluding the Sundays after April … Continue reading

Blinders, Baby…Blinders

About a year ago, I was desperately overwhelmed. I had a precocious 18-month-old and a pre-schooler at home, as well as a Kindergartner and second-grader who each had active social lives. In addition to the the daily stay-at-home mom routine, I was juggling two part-time jobs and trying to be an attentive and supportive wife. … Continue reading

Mama's Gotta Bake

she's bad, she's bold…and she likes sugar

Lucid Dreams and Saturn Skies

The Life and Writing of Andrew Kincaid

Rev. Evan Dolive

"We love because God first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19 (CEB)

Interrupting the Silence

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord." Psalm 19:14

MK is Stacked

The epitome of librarian boob puns.

le zoe musings

Love to Create. Hope to Inspire.

BunnyandPorkBelly

life is always sweeter and yummier through a lens. https://www.facebook.com/BunnyandPorkBelly https://twitter.com/BunnyNPorkBelly bunnyandporkbelly [at] gmail [dot] com

adoptingjames

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A Common Sea

"I feel we are all islands floating in a common sea"--Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Pie Eyed

Pies aren't square anymore

fatherhood in babylon

real life adventures of a first time father

(My Life is) Full of Grace

Love & Mercy given by God, not because I deserve it, but because He wants me to have it.

lick the fridge

inane (and sometimes insane) musings of a twin dad

The Cake Eccentric's Blog

Artistic Expression in the medium of sugar, frosting, fondant, and gumpaste

PRETTY INN PINK

...and a little touch of blue!

WriterzBlox

Resources for Writers

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A Mother's Devotional

musingsofanoldfart

Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

Gastronomical Three

"First we eat, then we do everything else." --M.F.K. Fisher

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