Category Archives: solitude

Writing Life: the Reality

“Life is difficult,” wrote M. Scott Peck in his famous book The Road Less Traveled. “This … is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it… Once it is accepted, the fact that life is … Continue reading

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Surrendering to the Call

The post below was written almost four years ago, when I was struggling with this question. I was pleased to see that I no longer struggle with it. In fact, after a full surrender, things shifted for me in a … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Solitude

Women are givers. Women writers are some of the most giving people I know. We tend to have stronger relationships because of it–with babies, grown children, friends, and extended family. But unless you learn how to balance all this giving … Continue reading

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Calling All Introverts!

I laughed out loud when I read the quote below–mostly because it describes me so well. How about you? “You have your day scheduled out, given over to the expectations of others. You brace yourself for what’s ahead. Then you … Continue reading

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Writing Under the Influence

Back in high school, I watched people try to be more social and outgoing instead of shy wallflowers by drinking. They got talkative, and yes, they certainly tried things they would never have done sober. They looked and sounded silly–or worse–to me. Being … Continue reading

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