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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.

Something Wonderful

Something Told the Wild Geese Rachel Field Something told the wild geese It was time to go. Though the fields lay golden Something whispered, — “Snow.” Leaves were green and stirring, Berries, luster-glossed, But beneath warm feathers Something cautioned, — … Continue reading

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Flash Alert

//small.POWERFUL//     The Masters Review Flash fiction continues to be a “hot” genre and some of you may have wholeheartedly embraced it. If so, here’s a reminder about a promising contest! The deadline: September 30, 2018. Have some short gems of … Continue reading

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Brothers Bestows

On my desk I have a worn green index card with these words on it: ”Now I’m going to concentrate as hard as I can. I’m not going to think of anything else.” This touchstone quote from Joyce Brothers has … Continue reading

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London Lessons

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” “The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage.” “The hardest thing in the world is to put feeling, deep feeling, into words.” Jack London Jack London … Continue reading

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Be Unstoppable

“It’s the fifth time I stand on this shore, the Cuban shore, looking out at the distant horizon, believing again that I’m going to make it all the way across that vast, dangerous wilderness of an ocean….this year, the mantra … Continue reading

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Extra Miling

A short story: One day his conservatory teacher, Nicolay Rubenstein, gave a young Tchaikovsky’s composition class an assignment to write out variations on a given theme. Emphasizing that he wanted his students to deliver as many as possible, Rubenstein expected … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Nantucket William Carlos Williams   Flowers through the window lavender and yellow changed by white curtains – Smell of cleanliness – Sunshine of late afternoon On the glass tray a glass pitcher, the tumbler turned down, by which A key … Continue reading

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