Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and your shitty first draft."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #7

Hello, hello, dear readers! I hope you had as much fun with this as I did; so much fodder! Anyway--feel free to tag me with your response, or however you'd like to get it to me. As always, the links to all of the prior prompts (and my responses) are below. Enjoy! Limber Up Before … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #7

The Road Less Traveled, Revisited

I've been thinking about choices today. We all know Robert Frost's take on making decisions based on which choice is easier--you're a slacker if you do. OK, well, maybe not a slacker...but surely Bobby F would think less of you if you did take that road on the right. And, sure--taking that sketchy, overgrown road … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled, Revisited

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #4

Better late than never--here is my own response to last week's prompt; if you'd like to see the previous posts, I'll include links at the end of this post. Now--go write something!     Prompt: Describe a presence in your house (childhood home/current place of residence)—a person, a pet, a piece of furniture, an illness, … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #4

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to prompt #2

So for those of you that have been following along, I've attached my response to last week's prompt (see below); I'll be posting prompt #3 early next week. Describe a memorable event--positive or negative--and how it felt to you...but do not name the feeling. Instead, tell how it felt in your body (damp hands, metallic … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to prompt #2

Daily Prompt: Bewildered

via Daily Prompt: Bewildered Most writers are insecure. I realize I'm probably asking for a bit of defensive backlash here by applying such a negative emotional label to our craft...and perhaps I should elaborate further by saying that most creative people are insecure. It stems from putting an intrinsic element of yourself, an extension of … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Bewildered