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Success vs. Survival

via Daily Prompt: Survive Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier Sometimes... the small effort is getting out of bed. Sometimes... the small effort is putting a smile on your face when... Continue Reading →

Writing A Lost Character

via Daily Prompt: Unmoored Today's word-of-the-day prompt was 'unmoored'. What a lovely word. It immediately captured my imagination. I wondered how I could possibly post about the foggy, poetic state of mind it immediately put my sleepy little brain in.... Continue Reading →

How Apprenticeships Could Save the Western World…

In which I, a millennial, rant like an old codger and make several excellent points.

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 →

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6 Unpublished Novels – Why Writing is NEVER Meaningless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 →

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