Category Archives: Writing to learn more about yourself

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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A few interesting ideas about writing and the writer

Have you seen the new film “The Lady in the Van” yet? It offers some interesting insights into the life of the writer as the author, Alan Bennett, tries to decide what he thinks of this crazy old lady who … Continue reading

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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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To blog or not to blog?

Thought I should share this important viewpoint with you! LOVE THIS QUOTE: “This daily habit helps me hone an important soft skill: communication.    My writing abilities have improved, as evidenced by the embarrassment I feel reading blog posts I wrote … Continue reading

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Are writers more prone to mental illness?

How about suicide?  The short answer is YES! Check out this interesting article from the Atlantic Magazine.  

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Becoming a writer in midlife

I know.  Every case is unique.  But in my case, becoming a writer in midlife has given me a new sense of meaning and purpose.  I no longer sit and wonder why I’m here,    I finally know! At age 49, … Continue reading

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How the Internet is changing WHY we write

Excellent, thought-provoking discussion on the reasons why people write, and how the Internet is changing these everyday!

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