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A study has been developed to gather information on people’s lived experience with social activism and mobilization since the most recent US presidential election. The anonymous 30-question survey is available in English, Spanish, and French and is open to everyone in the world aged 18 or older. Please share this post in your circles of […]

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Barbara snuggled beneath the bearskin blanket as snow fell in giant flakes outside the picture window. She breathed on the glass, drew a doodle in the mist, and watched it disappear. The evening grew darker and the flakes came with a fury she had not seen in many years. She glanced at the calendar: if […]

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Have you seen the video of the dancing dog? If not, this is for you: You’re welcome. This is what it feels like just before Plovember, known more appropriately perhaps as Nano Poblano, or National Blog Posting Month. Some of my fellow peppers have a plan for this month (cue my loud, braying, New Jersey […]

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Great minds think alike. Or something. I’d like to believe that Gabriela’s selection for this week’s QOTW was divine intervention. If you are a regular follower of this or any of the other spaces I invade, you may have seen this photo yesterday on Facebook. I mentioned that Madame Muse had struck and I was […]

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‘Mine!’ Yeah, selfish to shout that, isn’t it? However, as Gabriela mentioned in her post to us this week, it is important for every writer to have a place he or she can call ‘home’ (so excuse the distant and potentially obscure outside my head ‘ET’ reference in the title …). While there is nothing […]

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This week, Gabriela tried to break my heart, I think: You don’t need to own every book in the world … Huh? But-but-but! Wait, there’s more: but there are some essentials that every writer should have on his or her shelf. Oh! That’s different. In DIYMFA, Gabriela breaks down the three essential things writers need […]

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I look back with um … well …¬†fondness¬†would not be entirely accurate or nearly truthful … at my first blog posts. I decided one day (okay, it was a few years back now and you know I have a dreadful memory. Perhaps I decided over the course of a few days. Or months. Maybe a […]

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This week’s Question gives us an opportunity to focus on our writing inspiration. I have mentioned, here and there, that my Madame Muse occasionally goes on vacation. She packs her bags that are filled with new story ideas, character names, plot twists, and next steps for existing stories before catching a flight to Parts Unknown. […]

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Guess what? Writer’s block doesn’t exist. You might be wondering how that is so, given the lovely image above. Firstly, that’s not a block — it’s a boulder. You’re welcome. This week, Gabriela smacked us with a great piece of info: “writer’s block” does not exist. It’s an excuse lazy people tell themselves to justify […]

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