Archive for the ‘As a writer what are you thankful for?’ Category

It’s Personal: Why I Like to Write

  Writing helps me think, it helps me to analyze myself and my thoughts and motivations. I often find myself writing when I am struggling with something. Big things and small, they all get written about. I will write complaining letters to my boyfriend, and never send them. I will write a treatise to a […]

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An Ooey, Gooey, Sappy, Thankful Thanksgiving Post

This year, Thanksgiving falls especially late in the month.  For those not in school, this may not mean much. But for students, this means that Thanksgiving falls just two weeks before final papers are due.  In past years, Thanksgiving break was the calm before the storm, but this year, it’s right smack in the eye […]

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Thanking the Gods of Songwriting

In my mid-twenties I discovered writing as a tool for the betterment of my soul. Journal writing became my personal therapist; my safe space  to work out issues – Self-examination via the written word, I realized, was much more powerful than thinking inside my own head. It actually had the opposite effect. Wallowing in my […]

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Mere Words Are Not Enough

It’s November, a time for giving thanks. As a writer, I’m thankful for: Every writing talent that I was gifted with—no matter how small. Every other writer who gave me wonderful, inspiring words to read. Every inventor of the tools that help me to write—pens, typewriters, word processors, and computers (although some days I curse […]

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Turkey Talk from a Thankful Writer

  When considering what I am thankful for as writer, three things come to mind: online and print resources, professional development workshops, and revision. I have to say, I was so inspired by Emily’s October blog post that I thought I’d try my much more inept hand at a sketch of my own. However, here […]

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