Category Archives: the need to be heard

How do we choose our blog topics?

This morning I found myself wondering why we find some topics so worth writing about, while others would never make the cut? Why, when I’m sitting around thinking about nothing in particular, will I mark one idea in my mind … Continue reading

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Learning to take risks

This only took FOREVER for me to LEARN!

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Why I write!

A magnificent quote from Elizabeth A. Havey (Beth) “On any given day, writing is my escape, my amazing friend, my intellectual stimulation as I seek and often find the right word, the exact phrase–or dream about finding it. Either way I go … Continue reading

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Your goal as a writer!

This defines my life as a writer: After we moved I didn’t have the Internet for a few days and I got very anxious to write again! I missed my blogs and I especially missed communicating with my audience…

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Speaking of memoir writing…

Here’s a new article in the New York Times about boomers and their memoirs.

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Is it time to write a memoir?

This recent lunar eclipse feels like it’s pushing me to write a memoir. The next obvious question is a memoir of what?  How many years should I tackle at once? I don’t mind admitting the whole idea baffles me. Half … Continue reading

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The ‘Why We Write’ Blog Tour!

I just joined a great group of midlife writers in this tour.  All of them have something to say about the need to write and blog…

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