Writing Tips

My Guiding Word This Year

January 8, 2015

Have you ever chosen a special word to bring you support? Recently, I heard of a group of people who were doing this, finding a word that carries a helpful meaning for you as you move into new endeavors. I joined a lovely mini email course Susannah Conway was offering to her readers as a gift, […]

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Interviewing Author of “Sparkling Colors”

August 29, 2014

Today I’m happy to share an interview with Andrea Zimmerl, author of the book, Sparkling Colors: Enjoy with All Your Senses. She blogs from her home in Vienna, Austria, at sweetsunflowers.com about Art & Senses, Understanding You, Creative How-To, Spirited Folks, and, Vegan Kitchen Creativity. I love Andrea’s eBook. It is a source of fun, […]

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Benefits of Writing Daily

March 3, 2014

Want to keep your mind sharp? Need help winding down at the end of the day? Looking for a way to get your frustrations out (without yelling at someone)? Try writing daily! Before you say that you’re not good at writing, or you don’t like words, there are a few things you might like to […]

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Writing Prompts: Life Moments Rediscovered

January 23, 2014

This week I found a journal notebook I used a few years ago. Specifically, I was delighted to find entries for an on-line writing class of Max Regan’s; he sent us a new writing prompt daily for 50 days. Starting to flip through the first pages, I can see possibilities of several drafts I might […]

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Mother-Daughter Relationships: The Way Out Is Through

December 9, 2013

When the Love Revealed Stories blog was new, the first few guest posts were by authors of our book,  Mother-Daughter Memories: Love Revealed. They brought forth reflections on how writing their own real life stories had affected them. Intriguing and compassionate dimensions are revealed in the writers’ posts as well as in the comments evoked in those who read the […]

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Author Interview, with Corby Caffrey-Dobosh

July 29, 2013

~ * ~ From time to time, you will see interviews of authors who have contributed to our Love Revealed books. Corby Caffrey-Dobosh has essays in two of the books – so far. “Personality” is in Parent-Child Memories: Love Revealed, and “Absence” appears in Living Through Grief: Love Revealed. Dena: Corby, when did you first […]

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A Writer on Writing & an Invitation, from Sheila

June 27, 2013

Recently, I was browsing through the earliest posts from this blog, which began in January, 2012. The initial guest posts were from a few of the authors of the first book, Mother-Daughter Memories: Love Revealed. I had invited them to share from their personal experiences of writing for this book. Each described discoveries made in […]

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Ten-Minute Writings: Inspiring, Connecting, Jumpstarting

April 11, 2013

Writing helped me through the first months and years after my husband died. Early on, it was a sort of informal journal of dumping onto a page whatever was swirling in my head. Along the way, the writing took on various eclectic forms. I captured the essence of dreams. I wrote Seussical nonsense rhymes. I […]

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Love of Sharing Stories, in Childhood and Now

April 4, 2013

Stories and books held a fascination for me as far back as I have conscious memory. By the time I was two years old, my parents often read my favorite book to me at bedtime, T’was the Night Before Christmas. My sister was born when I was 2 ½ and I recall the day she […]

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Write Where You Are, to Free Your Heart

January 24, 2013

How was I freed from haunting memories?  If I had to answer in only one word, it would be “writing.” And that one word needs more explanation for you to see how it helped me. Within about six months after my husband’s death in 2002, I often used a journaling approach Julia Cameron offered in The […]

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