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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 - July Edition

Hi all! It's that time again--Beautiful People is here!

Beautiful People is a blog meme for writers hosted by Cait @ Notebook Sisters and myself. It's designed for you to get to know your characters!

The way this works is, every month we post a list of ten questions for you to answer about your characters. If you'd like to participate, simply choose the lucky character of your choice, answer the questions about them, and post it up on your blog. (If you'd like to use them as a private resource, that's acceptable as well, but the primary design of this is a link-up.) The linky is down below for you to sign. And it makes it extra lovely if you go around and meet other participants of the meme by commenting!

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And now, this month's questions. Special thanks to Arende, Kelly, and Ashley G. for submitting them, as well as for question #10!

1) What’s their favourite food? (Bonus: favourite flavor of chocolate!) 
2) What do they absolutely hate? 
3) What do they enjoy learning about? 
4) Who is the most influential person in their life? 
5) What is their childhood fear? 
6) What is something they have always secretly dreamed of doing, but thought impossible? 
7) What is something he is impractically afraid of? 
8) Are they a night owl or morning person? 
9) Do they say everything that pops into their head, or leave a lot unsaid? 
10) What are their nervous habits?

And thus, we kick off the second link up of BP! Go on, go answer! I'm so excited to read all your posts! ^‿^


  1. Writing my post right now, I love this link-up :)

  2. May I join in? I haven't signed up or anything, but I would like to do this. :-)


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