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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P Is For Prepper

P Is For Prepper - by Rachel Wilder All right world I can say it - I’m a Prepper! So many people give me the reaction that I’m crazy. That I’m actually hoping something horrible will happen so I can break out my canned goods and emergency radio. That people should suffer around me so I can test to see if my batteries are really good for ten years. That is the last thing on my mind. B...
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Things My Grandpa Taught Me – O for Orion

  I spent my summers on my grandfather’s farm, a truly rural place that seemed to be on another planet.  There were six street lights down the only paved road in town, one general store and a school house that combined kindergarten through ninth grades in two small rooms with twenty students.  There were 130 residents there Grandpa would say; if you counted the sheep and cows. I worked ...
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N is for Nice Girls Writing Naughty

  Since I am not affiliated personally with the blog Nice Girls Writing Naughty, I feel it’s not inappropriate to promote the group. On the other hand our own very dear and talented team of A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder are very justifiably represented. I can personally vouch that these two are both extremely nice. And they write some extremely delicious naughtiness. In case you h...
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For the Love of a Library

I didn't like books at first.  I liked it when my dad read to me, but I didn't read myself.  I learned how to read interesting books around age six, graduating from the boring "See Jane Run" types.  My mother had a set from when she was a child that were graded by year, and I read those.  But something was still missing. Then my father took me to the library and showed me how to find good b...
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J Is For Just in Case

My friends joke with me that I’d look forward to a zombie apocalypse.  I’d almost rather deal with a few shuffling rotters than a natural disaster that actually can happen. You don’t have to be on an episode of  Doomsday Prepper to need a three day supply of food and water.   Just think back to Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy.  I honestly don’t think I could live in the tornado alley of the ...
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Is It Inspiration, Invention or Insight? or, Where Do You Get Your Story Ideas?

When people ask me where I get my ideas for stories and I have no answer for them except; I keep my eyes open and “it comes to me.” It’s true, there is nothing new under the sun, no unimagined ideas, no unshared topics.  There is however an unnumbered ways of viewing those experiences. Take Romeo and Juliet for example - of course Shakespeare penned it back in Elizabethan times but it wa...
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H is for Hens

This sounds like a very odd subject, chickens. In fact my choice tells you just how much I’m looking forward to vacation. You see, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina there is a little historic farm on Roanoke Island. The name is simply Island Farm. My partner and I appreciate the place for its history and also its hens. They are even a vintage breed, which fascinates us. And their clucks are ...
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G is for Goals

As a writer, Its important to have goals.  Milestones that represent our accomplishments in the various avenues of our life.   Whether it is work, our health or travel planning. Invariably when I set a goal - I break out my Franklin Planner and write tasks down to complete said goals.  If  I'm writing I'll set so many words per day.  I have stickers, different colored pens, highlighters and...
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The F Word

I bet you thought I mean that eff word, eh? Uh-huh.  Busted. F Is For Friendship! I have been blessed by the internet.  No, not because I sent a hundred thousand spams requesting money because I'm a Nigerian prince, or because I offered to provide an enlargement product, and not even to act as a marriage broker for offshore women.  No, I've been blessed by the internet with some of the best f...
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