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Book Reviews, Mental Health, Writing

Book Review: Here Until I’m Gone (& Thoughts on Therapeutic Writing)

Here Until I'm Gone Here Until I’m Gone: 40 Poems About Trauma, Illness, And The Inevitability Of Death is a booklet of poetry by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America. The poems capture the challenges of living with chronic mental illness, including dealing with the ignorance of others. He writes about finding healing from… Continue reading Book Review: Here Until I’m Gone (& Thoughts on Therapeutic Writing)

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Writing

The Interesting Ways We Use Words

As bloggers, we play with words. Some of them are more fun quirky than others. Here are a few of the interesting ways we use words. That crazy pond that separates us Despite speaking the same language, there are a lot of differences between British-speak and American-speaking, with Canadian-speak thrown in there somewhere in between.… Continue reading The Interesting Ways We Use Words

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Writing

Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing

This post is a look back at both the reading and the writing I did in 2019. The majority of the reading I do is on WordPress, and it's really been wonderful to see everyone's creative output.  This is something that is a really important part of my daily routine, and something that I value… Continue reading Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing

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Writing

Memoirs – To Write or Not to Write?

I've seen other bloggers working on or publishing memoirs, and I had decided a little while back that it was something I'd be interested in doing too.  I even started working on writing it. Except I've started wondering if I should reconsider. There's a lot of work that would be involved in writing, publishing, and… Continue reading Memoirs – To Write or Not to Write?

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Writing

You Know You’ve Made It Big When…

Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay This morning I happened to Google the title of my first book (Psych Meds Made Simple) and made some interesting discoveries of the you know you've made it big when... variety. I had submitted the book to my city's public library and its local indie author program.  I didn't hear back from them,… Continue reading You Know You’ve Made It Big When…

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Writing

Who I Am as a Writer

Image by JL G from Pixabay Here we are on WordPress, all of us as writers.  But what does that writing identity look like?  I thought I'd do this post to take a closer look into my own. I've always liked to write.  When I was young, as in elementary school young I liked to write stories.  One… Continue reading Who I Am as a Writer

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Writing

The Blogger’s Guide to Self-Publishing Basics

I did quite a bit of research on this topic for my book that came out last week, and I've seen several bloggers mention that they're also contemplating doing books at some point, so I thought I would share some of the self-publishing basics that I've learned.  I'm by no means an expert, but I've… Continue reading The Blogger’s Guide to Self-Publishing Basics