writing

Being in the Moment

Photo by Michele Venne I got an opportunity this week to do something I haven't done in years. I was excited to pull out materials stored in the garage, flip through the pages, and reacquaint myself with one of the loves of my first career: teaching language arts. I'm...

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A Moving Finish Line

Photo by Michele Venne In my last newsletter, I wrote about seasons. The times of the year when more things are happening and when there is room to relax. I see the space for, if not relaxation, at least for catching up. Part of that getting caught up is with my...

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Allowing

Photo by Michele Venne Just as the rocks allow the plants to grow and the water allows the rocks to contain it, life may go a little smoother if we allow (certain) changes. I agreed to change my work schedule. That means I need to allow priorities to shift. Who I help...

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Filling the Well

Photo by Michele Venne What's better than a writing conference with people you like? Having it be ten minutes from your house. Last weekend, I attended the regular monthly meeting and mini-retreat of the writer's group I joined last year. An informal networking...

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One or Many?

Photo by Michele Venne Yesterday, I had chunks of time to devote to my writing projects. I spent a little time on the note card workbook, a little time on the vocabulary workbook, a little time on MV2. Then I realized what so many already know: to make significant...

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Corralling Creativity

Photo by Michele Venne I realized this week that I have more projects started than I planned. With The Found Gift published, I thought I could move on to completing the 10 flash fiction stories for MV2, get that out by the end of April, then continue with the first...

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