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Freewrite Friday: Write Like a Skeleton

Verbose. Loquacious. Garrulous. Voluble. Effusive. I’m the kind of person who will keep you up and talk to you until 4 in the morning. I’m the kind of person who has hour-and-a-half phone conversations. I’m the kind of person that will corner you at work to discuss educational theory for an entire free period. So… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Write Like a Skeleton

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Freewrite Friday: The October Country

I am an autumn person and October is my country. I think only autumn thoughts, thoughts hidden away for the rest of the year only to come out when the world is turning away from the light and towards the dark. I am sustained on the chill in the air, the light of harvest moon,… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: The October Country

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Freewrite Friday: Fate and Fortune

Is our life predetermined and unchangeable or do we have a choice in the matter?  One of the classic themes in literature is the eternal battle of fate vs. free will. Authors and philosophers across the ages have tried to pin down if humans have the ability to change their fortune or if we are destined for… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Fate and Fortune

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Freewrite Friday: Hunger and Thirst

What do we all hunger for? What do we all thirst for? Is it justice? Peace? Redemption? Truth? Or do we simply need a cup of coffee or a sandwich to satisfy us? This week we’ve talked about some great pairings between books and tea as well as how to snack by genre. So, for our Freewrite… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Hunger and Thirst

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Freewrite Friday: Pieces/Parts

Happy Friday, writers! This week, I’ve been going through my journals trying to pick up some of the pieces of old writing. I have random, (surely) excellent lines scribbled all over some of its pages, and I wanted to pick one for today’s freewrite. There is such value in scribbling down the odd perfect line as it… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Pieces/Parts

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Freewrite Friday: Using Word Sprints to Fuel Your Writing

I’ve hit a wall. The images are repetitive. The metaphors are hackneyed. The words dismiss my every effort to juxtapose them into their proper places. I’ve hit a wall. I can’t make my characters move. They refuse to talk. They don’t even want to tell me what’s around them. I’ve hit a wall. My writing… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Using Word Sprints to Fuel Your Writing

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Freewrite Friday: The American Dream

What happens when all your dreams come true? What happens when everything you have been working so hard for, everything you have sacrificed for, finally happens? Was it everything you hoped it would be? Are you happy now? Where do you go from here? These are some of the questions I hope you think about… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: The American Dream