Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Some rules to write by

“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good …

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Oh to be lovely and inspiring at the same time…

Last weekend I came across two surprises on my About Me page.  Someone had stopped by in June and again in July and presented me with two awards!  What a wonderful and unexpected surprise! 🙂 I have been given the Inspiring Blog Award and the One Lovely Blog Award by DaphneShadows.  Thank you thank you, Daphne!  …

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Rain Dances and Dowsing Rods

This month has gone by too quickly.  I have had a lot on my plate, both at work and at home, and as a result my writing has ground to a halt.  While my day job is not the stuff of Office Space or Joe Vs. the Volcano, it can leave me drained, brain dead …

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Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
The Spawn’s First Novel, “akjehsubfuirewagh6r5” now available on Kindle. Happy Monday! Okay, last week, upon my return from Thrillerfest, we explored what I felt were the 5 top mistakes that are killing traditional publishing. Then, on Friday, we talked about how self-publishing can help writers as a whole, even…

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You look Fabulous!

Thank you Kathryn Checkley, fellow blogger and writer extraordinaire, for honoring me with a Fabulous Blog Ribbon!! Be sure to check out her blog, The Intrinsic Writer, here on WordPress! It is always a great day when my efforts are recognized as worthy by a reader, a friend and/or a fellow writer! As I understand …

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Write that!

Anyone who has ever attempted to write a story or a book, or even an essay, understands how hard it is to talk about what your are writing.  I imagine that people working in other art forms will have this type of issue as well. You start off either flying by the seat of your …

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Being Beige and True Kodak moments

I had lunch this weekend with one of my dearest friends and she was excited to show me some paint colors she was looking at for some redecorating in her house.  She commented to me that she was tired of always having to be beige. That phrase stuck in my head for days.  Where do we …

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