Tag Archives: Writing

More than Just Words – Words Matter


“We are Masters of our unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”                   Winston Churchill “Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.”     Joel Osteen … Continue reading

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Notes in the Margin – On Writing


“Fiction is the Truth behind the lie.”  Stephen King A month ago, Wordsmith Writers, my writing group, decided to share a book on writing.  This week we will discuss the beginning section of “On Writing: A Memoire of the Craft” by Stephen King. … Continue reading

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Just Stories


“You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.” Garrison Keillor On July 2nd, America bid farewell to weekly visits with the Prairie Home Companion storyteller, Garrison Keillor, who says he is not retiring, just taking time … Continue reading

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Resolutions and Queries – Let the Dating Begin


“Go for it, while you can. I know you have it in you. And I can’t promise you’ll get everything you want, but I can promise nothing will change if you don’t try.” ― J.M. Darhower, Sempre I recently read … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Writing, Gardening, and Life from Maya Angelou


“The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished, and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.”  Maya Angelou Sometimes, I find it interesting that I began to write again at the same time I started to garden. Perhaps, this … Continue reading

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Points of View – On Managing More Than One


“When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen.” Stephen Covey “There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point … Continue reading

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Query – Would you buy this book?


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That’s One Point of View


“My turn of mind is so given to taking the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.”         Lord Byron “A point of view can be a dangerous luxury … Continue reading

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Setting Sail in New Winds


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore. … Continue reading

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Creating Diamonds: Plans and the Pressure of Time


“To achieve great things two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein I am in Raleigh, making soup, listening to NPR, and hear this quote. Interesting. I find myself mulling it over, simmering it in … Continue reading

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