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You May Be In New York City If…

You May Be In New York City If…

…your bag never weighs less than about fifty-three pounds. It is liable to contain any or all of the following items at any time: a pair of shoes, two full meals, an umbrella, a banana, a five pound bag of flour, a book or maybe two, enough chargers and headphone cords to tie up a prisoner, pepper spray, an actual pepper, keys for all the twenty-three locks in your life, a hat, a sweater, a large box of cookies for…

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One Misty Moisty Evening

One Misty Moisty Evening

Do you ever get these little ditties stuck in your head that won’t leave for years and years? I do. There’s a line I heard once that runs through my head with shocking frequency, “Love is patient, love is kind. Love means slowly losing your mind.” Why it has stuck is anyone’s guess, but it pops in at the most random and inopportune moments to say hello. There’s another one that’s slightly less morbid that often comes to mind as…

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What Writer’s Block Is Like

What Writer’s Block Is Like

It feels like sitting in front of a screen, wondering about the meaning of life, and not being able to put any of it into words. It feels like endless rabbit trails of researching the effects of SPF and watching screaming goat videos and taking stupid quizzes to see what kind of pizza topping I am most like in order to avoid opening my drafts and working. It feels like browsing the explore tab on Instagram to avoid even writing…

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How To Start Your Own Blog

How To Start Your Own Blog

Am I qualified to write a post about how to start your own blog? Probably not. I haven’t been doing this for ten or fifteen years like a lot of people, but it has been a little while now, and I’ve had a couple inquiries from people who want to write themselves, so maybe there will be something helpful in here for you. First, what do you want to say, and to whom? If you want to write a blog,…

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Let’s Chat

Let’s Chat

There are days when inspiration just spills out of my brain, and witty and engaging posts practically write themselves, complete with illustrations. I love those days, and sometimes I’ll write several posts at once and schedule them for the following weeks. And then there are weeks like this one. I think and I think, and sentences refuse to form in my head. My imagination is a desolate desert, all wit flees, inspiration dries up, and I sit like a lump…

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Day 24: Red Berets

Day 24: Red Berets

Reasons you should wear a red beret: It makes you look like a grand writer full of noble thoughts and ideas. It makes everybody want to insert you into their pictures when you’re visiting a tumbling down, picturesque graveyard, because you look like a storybook character. It means your roommate can always find you, whether in a forest or a shopping mall, which is pretty difficult for her seeing how little and brown you are without it. It keeps your…

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Day 7: Writing

Day 7: Writing

When I was in school, I simply hated the writing assignments I was given. I used to groan about having “Nothing to write about!” and dread the days I had to write poetry and essays. But somewhere along the road, things changed. Maybe it was after school when I could write about whatever I pleased, or maybe it was when I learned to be a speedy typist, and my fingers could keep up with my thoughts. Whatever the case, somewhere…

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Day 6: Links I Love

Day 6: Links I Love

Any writer knows that one of the best ways to write well is to read good writing. And we are lucky, because unlike our grandparents, we don’t have to rely on books for this. We can pick up our phones and find a wealth of lovely articles at our fingertips. And if you create art in other ways than writing, there is so much inspiration abounding online. Gorgeous pictures, recipes for everything you could ever want, house decor…it’s endless. I…

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Crazy Schedules and a Month of Posting

Crazy Schedules and a Month of Posting

Hi you all, First off, if you are expecting a normal post where I write coherently and in an orderly fashion, this is not your day. Just wanted to warn you in advance. The brain power is lacking, y’all, and so this is just going to be a wordy conglomeration which you probably want to skip. 😀 Wow, it has been a bit of a crazy month, hasn’t it? One thing life never does is slow down as I get…

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