Q is for Writing Quotes

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong
One of my most recent addictions is Pinterests. I love browsing quotes and there are so many! Inspirational and motivational quotes for the days when I feel I need a boost to get into the writing zone. Funny quotes for the times when I need that laugh to keep me going through the next writing hurdle. And the advice infographics that help me when I feel a little stuck. There’s everything there, and...
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D is for Day Dreaming

My favorite pastime in the world is day dreaming. I love it! No matter where I am, with whom, and despite what I'm supposed to be doing, I'm always day dreaming. It's like magic...best during dedicated slots of time when I can day dream without any interruptions. :) For an ADD girl, day dreaming is part of my nature, but it doesn’t mean that I always have it easy. I need to let go in order ...
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Writer Wednesday – The Sagging Middle

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Sunrise Over Evanston or, What's the "O" For?  Oh, my God, it's early! (Thank you Robin Williams!)Image Copyright 2015 A. Catherine Noon; All Rights ReservedSo, those of you who are paying attention will notice that it's actually Thursday.  Yup.  This may give you some indication of my state of the state, compounded to the fact that someone seems to have ripped May out of my calenda...
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Shaking Things Up – Darla’s Writer Wednesday

Tired of feeling like a lump, I recently discovered the joys of working out. I’m learning as a novice that increased fitness relies on alternating exercises. No surprise there.  No doubt circuit training has its place, too – set routines using the same equipment for X number of workouts. Switching seems to suit me well right now, though, especially as it keeps things more interesting.Of cour...
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Writing Tools and Tricks for Getting on the Page

Wisdom abounds about writing goals – so many words written a day, keeping certain routines, having accountability.  Many kindly authors will share their valuable tips when asked.  Yet each individual is different.  To this day none of these ideas have worked for me.Once the glorious bustle of November’s National Novel Writing Month ends, so does my grand output.  Good habits ...
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Darla’s Writer Wednesday – Dabbling with Drabbles

Many years ago I discovered a website through which people shared their stories.  I met some really great people and read some remarkable fiction.  Another unexpected discovery turned out to be learning a miniature story format termed the drabble.Each drabble should be a mere one hundred words and sketch a complete scene.  Some readers and writers despise them.  I became addic...
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Darla’s NaNoWriMo Update

Now that National Novel Writing Month has begun, I’m really finding my stride.No, I’m not a horse.  ~rolls eyes~  But I am writing.  My word count is in a range I haven’t produced since last November.  Quite frankly, NaNo inspires me.And inspiration is what I’d like to spread today.  I read a terrific pep talk on the NaNoWriMo website.  Author Chuck Wendig shared ide...
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Pictures and Pottery

Today, I had some ridiculous fun.  Hopefully, as “Artist’s Way” author Julian Cameron suggests, the activity will refill my artistic well.My adventure started with a visit to my favorite art framer.  All-around gifted, this photographer is working with me to recreate some damaged wedding photos.  I usually bring him something more eclectic, but I feel certain he and his wife will h...
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Darla’s Writer Wednesday – Dreams of Writing

There was a magical time when I’d wake from dreams that left me anxious to write.  That is, arguably, a fairly common story source.  Then, for some reason, the urge dried up despite the constant REM flow.I really want that to change.  And if last night’s plethora of images cannot instigate this, then I don’t know what will.  Scenarios were mostly good, many lacking any frustra...
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