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The Dailyness of Writing

How do we go about accomplishing the writing goals we have, living up to the seeds of possibility within? We all have dreams and goals.

The Dailyness of Writing

The Dailyness of Writing

Big ones and little ones. Maybe there is a novel inside us, a story we have to tell. Maybe we want to write a historical romance, a memoir, or series of short stories about quirky characters in a small Nebraska town. But when the blank page presents itself before us, the blank computer page, the task seems insurmountable. How do we overcome fear and inertia and a sense of being overwhelmed in order to allow the process to begin?

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Wild Passions

Nothing great has been and nothing great can be accomplished without passion.”—G W F Hegel

I have always loved gardens and gardening, but about 15 years ago after moving into a new house (new to me, anyway) and acquiring a yardful of plants and flowers, I suddenly became obsessed with all things relating to flowers–perennials, in particular. I checked out books from the library—Perennial All Stars and Perennial Combinations (two I remember), and pored through the pages. I loved everything about those books. I liked the pictures, of course, the descriptions of the various plants, and I especially liked their names. There was the elegant Lady’s Mantle, the exotic Siberian Iris and Golden Hakone Grass. There was Purple Toadflax—what was that? Silver Wormwood and Bear’s Breech? It was almost as if there were years and years of ancient lore underlying each plant, and I wanted to learn about them all. I indulged myself in those books, and then in as many plants as would thrive in the twenty by forty patch of soil under my care.

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