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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

Beautiful People - June/July Edition

"Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."— Gene Fowler



And now it's time for BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! 
(The place to showcase all your, uh, beautiful people.)


Yep, it's that time again! Beautiful People is once again happening now! In case you don't know what on earth I'm talking about, click HERE to read more. :)

And now, I have a semi-important announcement... we are now scraping the bottom of the barrel of our questions submitted way back when on my Meet Avary post. So now, we're turning to you guys! If you have a question (or two... or three... or many :P) that you'd like to see used in a round of Beautiful People, leave a comment on either mine or Georgie's blog. :)

Speaking of questions, this month's round of questions were submitted by iGirl and Charity - thank you girls so much! :)
  1. What kind of music does he/she like?
  2. Does he/she like to go outside?
  3. Is he/she naturally curious?
  4. Right, or left handed?
  5. Favorite color?
  6. Where is he/she from?
  7. Any enemies?
  8. What are his/her quirks?
  9. What kinds of things get on his/her nerves?
  10. Is he/she independent, or needs others to help out?

Go ahead and sign the linky below, with a direct link to your BP post. I can't wait to read your entries! (Even if I don't comment, I still try to read as many as I can. :))


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