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Searching for words to capture Vietnam experience

Nov 18, 2015

One has only learnt to get the better of words For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture Is a new beginning, … Continue reading

The Blue Muse
6 things I’m going to do before 2016, dammit

Nov 7, 2015
6 things I’m going to do before 2016, dammit

Because I apparently like a gnawing feeling in my stomach, I asked Siri how many days are left in 2015. 54, she said. 54! I consulted my list of 2015 goals and thought: so much left to do. Like last year, I started to cherry pick items I thought I could …

The Blue Muse
13 things writing students need to know

13 things writing students need to know

It's obvious when a class's honeymoon period is over. It happens after the first essay is graded and it feels like deflated balloons. No eye contact. Sagging shoulders. Grumbling. From some anyway.As a writer and teacher of writing, I'm acutely aware t...

Writing and PR with Melanie
It’s not me, it’s you.

It’s not me, it’s you.

Every person's perspective is subjective.If you're looking for a job, trying to get a book published, trying to get into acting ... everything comes with rejection based on these subjective perspectives. Any manager or editor or director already has in...

Writing and PR with Melanie
It’s not me, it’s you.

It’s not me, it’s you.

Every person's perspective is subjective.If you're looking for a job, trying to get a book published, trying to get into acting ... everything comes with rejection based on these subjective perspectives. Any manager or editor or director already has in...

Writing and PR with Melanie
It’s not me, it’s you.

It’s not me, it’s you.

Every person's perspective is subjective.If you're looking for a job, trying to get a book published, trying to get into acting ... everything comes with rejection based on these subjective perspectives. Any manager or editor or director already has in...

Writing and PR with Melanie
It’s not me, it’s you.

It’s not me, it’s you.

Every person's perspective is subjective.If you're looking for a job, trying to get a book published, trying to get into acting ... everything comes with rejection based on these subjective perspectives. Any manager or editor or director already has in...

mamawolfe
What Is The Best Way To Capture Moments?

Aug 18, 2015

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn The morning is glorious. I’m up early, alone. As the sun rises over the quiet lake. I’ve got my legs up on the pier,...

The Blue Muse
Six years in the blogosphere: The Blue Muse in review

Six years in the blogosphere: The Blue Muse in review

Seems like just yesterday that I typed my Maiden Voyage post, launching the Blue Muse on August 3, 2009 as a mechanism to share my split-state doctoral journey. Now 882 posts later, I'm reflecting on where I started (sweet, picture-less commentari...

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MidLifeBloggers
Writing From Your Guts Without Spilling The Beans

Jul 24, 2015

Was this the summer you promised yourself you’d really get working on your memoir? It’s not too late, you know.   I’m offering this half-day workshop in my home to a limited number of writers. We’ll write, we’ll read, and we’ll share our experiences both good and bad in writing memoir. This is very much...

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