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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.

Details Deliver

In many ways, as writers, we’re also artists in a visual sense: We paint worlds with our words. Cultivating an eye for telling details can give our writing texture and a sense of place. In Georgia Heard’s lovely guide, Writing … Continue reading

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Only Begin

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”   Walter Bagehot, journalist and economist “When we line up all the facts we think are against us, the facts can stop us before we start. Whatever we … Continue reading

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Reading Lessons

A few days ago, I received a lovely gift when my friend Lisa passed on to me an adorable postcard. It’s an old photo of six little girls sitting in a row on the steps of an old house, each … Continue reading

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“Wild Dance”

Max Born was not only a scientist, but a philosopher with an artistic bent. A German physicist and mathematician of Jewish descent, and a Nobel Prize winner, he became a British citizen at the outbreak of World War II and … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Viewing the Waterfall at Mount Lu Sunlight streaming on Incense Stone kindles violet smoke; far off I watch the waterfall plunge to the long river, flying waters descending straight three thousand feet, til I think the Milky Way has tumbled … Continue reading

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Contest Alert

It’s always bracing to throw your hat in the ring and submit a piece you love. It’s a great way to push yourself to polish it and to gain exposure — you never know what can. So here’s a heads … Continue reading

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So What!

“If people don’t love or hate your work, then you really haven’t done that much.”                Tinker Hatfield Love that name, “Tinker” — and love this quote! Tinker Hatfield is a well-known designer associated … Continue reading

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