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Desk with papers and a typewriter with the text: Three things I love about being a writer

Top Three Reasons Why I Love Being a Writer

I’ve known I was a writer since the fifth grade. That knowledge waned a little when the real world snuck in and told me that writing was not a practical profession. Writing wasn’t encouraged or supported. Learning how to type and crunch numbers were much more marketable skills, so I pushed my Writer Identity down …

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What to Write While Journaling When You Don’t Know What to Write

Every morning I wake up and get my tea and settle down to start journaling. I rarely have a day where I have absolutely nothing to write about. And if I do, I can just pull out one of the many, many journaling prompts I have stored up for just such an occasion. You can …

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Picture of books surrounding the words: "Book Discussion Series: The Four Winds"

Book Discussion: The Four Winds

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is an important book for our current times. Though it is set during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowls of the Midwest, there are many parallels to life today.

Woman writing in a notebook instead of procrastinating.

Is the Formality of a Word Document Keeping You From Writing?

I used to attribute not wanting to write to procrastination. After all, I fought hard for the crown of Queen of Procrastination in college. Waiting until hours before the deadline to start writing most assignments. But procrastination always has a cause, and maybe the cause is the word document is too formal. A few weeks …

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The Bromance Book Club

Book Discussion: The Bromance Book Club

If you have ever thought about reading a romance novel, but are unsure the genre is for you, pick up The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. The characters are flawed but likeable, the premise is interesting, and the story kept me turning pages. In short, it is a fun read.

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