Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Where I Avoid Explicatives While Talking About Rejection

Husband: "Do you think the Hawks high-five each other after they make it through the hoop?" Me: "Yes, because I keep finding feathers on the bottom of my shoes." This was the conversation my husband and I had as we looked not at a bunch of freakishly tall people on our TV screen, but at… Continue reading Where I Avoid Explicatives While Talking About Rejection

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On Writers Never Really Going Away, Even When They Do

Curse me *ahem* bless me readers, it's been almost SEVEN YEARS since my last blog post. Peeks out tentatively from behind folded hands. You might be thinking to yourself...Why post now? Who cares? What could you possibly have to say that we need to hear? And - She hasn't aged very well, has she?  I… Continue reading On Writers Never Really Going Away, Even When They Do

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Your Job (And A Four Letter Word)

It was a lazy Friday night and I had just finished telling my husband about day five at my new job in an elementary school library. He sat quietly for a moment, and then grinned at me in a crooked little way. "What?!" I demanded. I thought of the ice cream I had just inhaled.  "Is there Chocolate… Continue reading Your Job (And A Four Letter Word)

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Thinking Like a Kid (and Like a Sea Monster!) — Guest Post by Author Kate Messner

It's time for another Get Inspired Monday! -- a series created to help you dig into your week and find inspiration in unexpected places. Today's post comes to you from award-winning children's author, Kate Messner. Kate is a class act -- not only because she's a fabulously talented (and prolific) writer, but she's also quick to offer support and encouragement to other… Continue reading Thinking Like a Kid (and Like a Sea Monster!) — Guest Post by Author Kate Messner

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Because the Laundry is Never Done

 When the laundry is done, I’ll take that dream pinned on my sleeve,and march down mountainto find reprieve.~A.H.  Our constant battle with the laundry may be one of life's greatest excuses -- because it never ends. Even when you've found every last mud-spattered sock shoved under beds and couches... Even when lockers have been emptied and backpacks have… Continue reading Because the Laundry is Never Done

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Interview with Poet, David Budbill — Part II

We're talking with accomplished poet, novelist, playwright, and essayist, David Budbill. Check out Part I of this interview for a discussion on David's poetic beginnings, as well as to hear about how his life experiences influenced his writing.  And now, Part II... ********** Amanda: Let's talk about your upcoming collection, HAPPY LIFE. The title, at least, sounds like this is a work of positive… Continue reading Interview with Poet, David Budbill — Part II