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Writing—Cinnamon Rolls version

Writing is like making cinnamon rolls. To make the dough, you need the right ingredients—characters, wants, needs, plots. You mix these all together and knead into a structured pile of dough—your first draft. Now you wait for it to rise. … Continue reading

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Goals and such

Sometimes you can’t reach a goal you worked toward. That’s okay. It happens to all of us. You have to rethink your strategy, evaluate the goal, and decide how to move forward. That might mean letting go of the goal. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Wisdom

Punctuation and spelling are important. We are human and prone to make mistakes. Is it fun when our mistakes are out there for everyone to see? Nope. Is it the end of the world? Nope. But it can sometimes send … Continue reading

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Find your joy

Ah, what a year it’s been so far. The chaos and the crazy and the frustration have been most prominent, but there’s more to life than this. There is joy. It might be hard to see, but it’s there. Like … Continue reading

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Kindness

Be kind. To everyone. All the time. Even if they’re a pest. We need more kindness in this world.

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Saturday Stuff

Trees may seem to block your way, but, if you persist, there can be a way through. Find your way through. Don’t give up. You got this! Or, if you don’t got this, don’t be afraid to ask for help. … Continue reading

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I live

So…it’s been a while. 😳 Since my last post in 2014, I’ve gone back to school and am nearing the completion of my associate of arts in English. I gained new animals (cat, dog, golden pheasants, ducks, hedgehogs, guinea pigs…I … Continue reading

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Friday Five

1. The kids go back to school on Monday!!! Um . . . and so do I. Did you notice the lack of exclamation points there? Yeah. Having this week off made me realize how nice it is not to … Continue reading

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Friday Five

1. We had fun on President’s Day. We took the kids to the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. We saw the Van Gogh Live exhibit. Though I didn’t get to spend as much time in there as I would have … Continue reading

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Friday Five

1. I’ve been having fun illustrating with my new Wacom Intuos4 Wireless Tablet. Here’s a little something I did to try out my Autodesk Sketchbook program (it came as a free download when I got my tablet). I like Autodesk … Continue reading

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