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Writing Triggers That Inspire Content Creation

Writing Triggers That Inspire Content Creation

Writing can be tough. I have hit the writer’s block head-on, stunned by the impact. When I am literally at a loss for words, procrastination affects my time management. When I designate a block of time to work on my creative writing, something or someone creates an unforeseen distraction; a distraction I willingly accept. When … Continue reading

Motivate Your Muse: Adjectives

Motivate Your Muse: Adjectives

A fun ‘adjectives’ game to motivate your muse. I have a tendency to rely on using the same adjectives within my writing. Adjectives, known as description words, can create excitement and add flavor to your writing. Overuse of the same words, though, is boring (as well as uninteresting, monotonous, dreary, dull, wearisome, and tedious) to … Continue reading

Poetry: To Blog – A Poem

Poetry: To Blog – A Poem

The blank page White, virginal, pure as snow Waiting for words to decorate its surface Sterile, unrelenting, intimidating The absence of words creates a void, an emptiness The writer thinks, ponders, reflects So many topics to explore Pick one, just one, and move forward Create an outline, a blueprint to progress to avoid off-topic ramblings … Continue reading

Poetry: Cause and Effect Exercise

Poetry: Cause and Effect Exercise

When I was in high school, my English teacher developed an interesting assignment relating to poetry and the concept of cause and effect.  On the chalkboard – seriously, a chalkboard  – she wrote the following: Put Let Put Let Put Let Put Let The only instruction we received was to write a poem; each sentence … Continue reading

Falling into Autumn

Falling into Autumn

Autumn: A Time of Purpose – Autumn is my favorite season. The vibrant colors of orange, yellow, rust, and gold permeate the landscape. The tantalizing smells of spices, like cinnamon, excite the olfactory nerves. There is a certain type of crispness to the air. As the hot, lazy days of summer slowly fade away, the … Continue reading