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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

“Every man has his own vocation. There is one one direction in which all space is open to him. He has faculties silently inviting him thither to endless exertion. He is like  ship in a river; he runs against obstructions … Continue reading

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Word Plays

This comes to us via my dear friend Rich Burns, who is always sending me witty and thought-provoking information to entertain and enlighten me: Pithy selected winners from the Washington Post’s “Mensa Invitational,” which asked readers to take any word … Continue reading

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One Book

As soon as I heard this story on my friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert’s Success Hotline,* I had to share it. Rob is a big believer about the power of one: the power of one idea, one book, one … Continue reading

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Ripening Reading

When cartoonist and author Roz Chast was asked to name five books she’d never part with or would take with her on a desert island, here’s her response: Anna Karenina Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby The Magic … Continue reading

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Creating Conviction

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”   Aristotle “Constant repetition carries conviction.”    Robert Collier Repetition often gets a bad rap: People think it’s boring or deadening, or they associate it with building … Continue reading

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Full Out

“When you don’t care whether you win or lose, you play full out. Then you’re really  dangerous because you can win. If you don’t care about the outcome and you’re playing for the point right there, the ball right there, … Continue reading

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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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