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Colour Me Gracious by Brenda J. Wood

Colour Me Gracious by Brenda J. Wood

Writers’ groups and their goals are as varied as the words on a page. They range from the tender and all-forgiving to the meanest criticism in the world. I’ve been a member of both types of groups and I definitely prefer the kinder kind. Unfortunately, some people thrive on shredding your work to pieces because “their type of writing is

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Adding Colour—Literally by Tracy Krauss

Adding Colour—Literally by Tracy Krauss

As an artist as well as a writer, I know the importance of colour. Yet I’ve read a few manuscripts with a distinct lack of it. Rather than “fifty shades of gray,” perhaps we should be looking for fifty words to express exactly what we envision.

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A Writer Who Speaks or A Speaker Who Writes? by Jack Popjes

A Writer Who Speaks or A Speaker Who Writes? by Jack Popjes

Am I a writer who speaks, or a speaker who writes? I don’t know. What I do know is that the words I write as I tell a story for my readers are completely different from the words I use when I tell that story to a live audience.

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Adding Colour by Pamela Mytroen

Adding Colour by Pamela Mytroen

The hotel room I am staying in depresses me. Shades of brown from the bedspread to the carpet and drapes and even the beige wallpaper and gold-framed art are lacking an accent colour. But what is worse, a bland monochromatic colour scheme or loud colours of every shade shouting at you? To add colour to our writing maybe we should

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Back in the Poetry Saddle by Violet Nesdoly

Back in the Poetry Saddle by Violet Nesdoly

Unless you’re a poet laureate of some kind, you’ll probably not get an assignment to write a poem anytime soon. Writing poetry is very much a self-initiated activity and easy to postpone till later. Even after you’ve taken a summer break and are fresh again, unless writing poetry is the main type of writing you do, it’s easy to let

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‘S Fhada Bho Nach Fhaca Mi Sibh by Steph Beth Nickel

‘S Fhada Bho Nach Fhaca Mi Sibh by Steph Beth Nickel

A bheil Gàdhlig agaibh? (Do you speak Scottish Gaelic?) I don’t imagine I’ll even be able to honestly answer, “Tha, beagan” (yes, a little), though when this post goes live, I will have just returned from two weeks across the Pond, where my son will have been married on the shores of Loch Earn, north of Glasgow.

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Back in the Saddle by Janice L. Dick

Back in the Saddle by Janice L. Dick

I grew up riding horses. The rule was, if you fell off, you had to get back on again or you’d spoil the horse. Practical reasoning, uncomfortable application. And yet, to this day I love horses. This summer has been filled to the brim with family visits from England, British Columbia, and Japan, as well as more local folks, who

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Sit on It by Brenda J. Wood

Sit on It by Brenda J. Wood

“Back in the saddle” refers to a cowboy who returned to work after recovering from an injury. Gene Autry’s song made it a household phrase. Unfortunately, it also means the back part of a chicken, the part nearest its tail. Now I’m not saying that writer’s block turns us into chicken-livered, yellow-belly, word avoiders, but . . .

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A Sabbatical, Not an Excuse by Tracy Krauss

A Sabbatical, Not an Excuse by Tracy Krauss

The book of Ecclesiastics tells us that there is a season to every activity. We are all familiar with the “list,” but nowhere does it say, “A time to write and a time to refrain from writing.” Still, God Himself provides us with a cyclical example by resting on the seventh day. It is reasonable to assume, then, that creative

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Writing for Therapy by Jack Popjes

Writing for Therapy by Jack Popjes

The complete title of this piece is “Writing for Therapy, Not for Publication: A Testimonial.” During the summer months I like to take a break from writing for publication, even from weekly blogging. Instead, I like to focus on reading widely, checking out books by authors new to me, stretching my mind with new ideas, and following mental paths I

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