food for creative thought: mark twain, on productivity
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food for creative thought: mark twain, on productivity

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started…” Mark Twain has been quoted to say this. And they say Agatha Christie has too. Either way, they both did a lot of writing. And that quote applies to everything we do in life too. The secret to not getting ahead is fear. Fear stalls the getting ahead. … Continue reading

food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life
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food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life

Writing. It’s the adult voice in my child-oriented world. It’s the ear that always listens when a human ear isn’t available. It’s the transmission of mind to paper when a surge of artistic intention burns through. For me, that’s writing. It could be pottery. Or oil painting. Cabinetry. Cooking. Or chess strategy. For me, I must. I … Continue reading

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Food for Creative Thought: Twain Austen

I chose my ‘name’ intentionally. Well, not my given name. That was given to me. I wasn’t named after Mother Teresa, but I like to refer to her when I’m introducing myself. I, a home educating mother of four, a Mother, named Teresa…I always qualify, “just not so saintly”. And I’m not amusing myself — … Continue reading

what? nominated again? two times a charm…
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what? nominated again? two times a charm…

Thank you, Lauren, at http://www.balloonsofhope.wordpress.com. Most appreciative of the second-time nomination. Love the Liebster! 1) If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Italy. Maybe Greece. I’ve been to Italy. I’d go again and again and again. There might be Italian roots in me that no one knows about. 2) What was … Continue reading

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writing character–how real is real?

“My dear fellow, life is infinitely stranger than the mind of man could ever invent.” Arthur Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes As readers, we have to believe the unbelievable. Things made up are supposed to be ‘possible’. Truth is stranger than fiction though. Mighty hard to imagine sometimes. So we make things as they should be, … Continue reading

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three writing games for you, and your kids

There is no end to making writing practice fun. Fun fun fun! You don’t like writing? I don’t believe you. Might be a mild bias. Okay, so we’re actually different people. And you really wouldn’t spend an afternoon putting pen to paper or tapping on this machine, but….you wanna make it fun teaching your kids … Continue reading