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The Importance of Genealogy

via Daily Prompt: Roots A funny expression, isn't it? 'Family tree'? It paints a curiously accurate picture of a slowly growing stem with dozens upon dozens of twisting and inter-connected branches spreading back into history. It's a fancy thing, to... Continue Reading →

Harmony – a momentary reflection on writing a motley crew

via Daily Prompt: Harmony For a most excellent post on writing motley crews, please check out my brain-twin's blog post: How to Write A Motley Crew. As for me, I've been struggling with the very issue of harmony with the crew... Continue Reading →

Art – A Dangerous Exploration of Ignorance

via Daily Prompt: Measure Have you ever had that moment when you're looking at a painting or a piece of digital art - maybe even a sketch that a friend did on a napkin - and just gone... "Really? It's... Continue Reading →

Why Procrastination Makes Me a Better Person

via Daily Prompt: Later "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today." - Mark Twain. If you have a mother and a goal, you've probably heard some variation of the above sentiment. Mothers care and goals are pressing,... Continue Reading →

Most Interesting – Problems in Writing

via Daily Prompt: Passport So the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, right? This applies to writing. If you have your characters in a (physical, emotional, existential) place and you need to get them to another place,... Continue Reading →

6 Unpublished Novels – Why Writing is NEVER Meaningless

via Daily Prompt: Meaningless I am a writer. I write things. My family identifies me as a writer, sometimes finding things for me to write which grow or stretch me in ways I wouldn't have sought out myself (hey, I... Continue Reading →

Colorful Clips – Acceptance

via Daily Prompt: Acceptance What a universally acknowledged desire of the human race: acceptance. There's nothing like that spark which flares in the heart when a friend stands up for you or a family member says they don't know what... Continue Reading →

Colorful Clips – Instinct

When this prompt came into my inbox this morning, I thought, "Yes! I know I talk about instinct A LOT in my writing. I'm SURE I have TONS of clips I could do a post about." Well, maybe not as... Continue Reading →

Parlay – Pirates and Patriots

In 2003, Jerry Bruckheimer gave America (and much of the world) a vocabulary lesson with his movie "The Pirates of the Caribbean". Not a history lesson, mind. Only as I've grown and obsessed and studied have I realized the historical... Continue Reading →

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