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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

Alba Derek Walcott Dawn breaking as I woke, With the white sweat of the dew On the green, new grass. I walked in the cold, quiet as If the world were beginning; Peeling and eating a chilled tangerine. I may … Continue reading

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Confidence Counts

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”   Henry Ford “If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.“   Ralph W. Emerson Wow, mentioning Henry Ford and Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading

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A Valentine

Who better to help us celebrate Valentine’s Day than Shakespeare? Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments; love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove O, no, … Continue reading

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Abe Advises

Whoops! Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln’s official birthday — missed the boat there. I’m sure Honest  Abe doesn’t mind an honest mistake — he made his share of them I’m sure. And he also had his share of setbacks.  We’ve all … Continue reading

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True Believers

When I read the great playwright Thornton Wilder’s preface to 3 Plays, a collection of his works which includes his classic, Our Town, I knew I wanted to share some of it: “The response we make when we ‘believe’ a … Continue reading

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Creative Castles

A story: When all the architects and “bean counters” were devising a plan for constructing Disneyland, they worked out a system for keeping costs under control and getting the huge park built on schedule. To adhere to that system required … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Try, Try Again ‘Tis a lesson you should heed, Try, try again; If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again; Then your courage should appear, For, if you will persevere, You will conquer, never fear; Try, try again. — … Continue reading

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