A Note on Posts as We Near the Holiday Season

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As we near Thanksgiving in just a couple of days, we will then enter the month of December and end of 2017. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and then New Year’s. Many have plans from spending time with family and friends, serving others by volunteering, having parties, and so on.  The holidays become a busy time of year for a lot of us, writers included.

So this post is a note that there may be a week or two (hopefully no more than that), where my blog will not be updated. Book of the Month will remain unchanged and be holiday-themed to close out the year! If you can’t wait for Christmas, consider checking out a holiday-themed book to get in the holiday spirit. I plan to read The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson which has been on my to-read list and reread The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado.

Remember writers and friends, take some time to slow down as the Holiday season begins. Appreciate what you have in life and think of others more than yourself this year. Plus, a good book never hurts!

Happy Early Thanksgiving everyone and happy writing!!



Writing Prompt: Peace

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If you’re having a difficult week and find recent events occupying your mind, consider writing about it. For this prompt, talk about peace. Here are some ideas:

  • Talk about what the world would be like if there was peace.
  • What does peace mean to you?
  • How do you find peace when hard times enter your life?
  • Can peace still be found?
  • Write a fiction piece where peace is attained, whether it’d be spiritually, mentally, or the world as a whole.

The word count for this one can be as little as ten words to as many as you’d like. Take 30 minutes so you can give yourself time to relax and write freely. Again, using writing to talk about your emotions can help you feel better. Plus, it never hurts to hope, because sometimes that’s all we have to hold on to when things are bleak.

Happy writing!

Don’t Give Up. Ever.

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I think this brief post this week is more for myself. But, if anyone out there tonight needs some encouragement to not give up whether it’d be participating in NaNoWriMo this year (I am not participating), a stalled writing project or struggles in your own lives, please heed these words. The quote originated from brainyquote.com and came from H. Jackson Brown Jr., author of Life’s Little Instruction Book:

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”

God Bless and happy writing.