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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: May Edition

Hello, bloglings! It's time once again for our link-up for writers, Beautiful People! Whether it's your first time or your 24th, welcome back to Beautiful People! We're so excited to be back.

What is Beautiful People, you may ask? Beautiful People is a monthly writers' link-up hosted by myself and Cait @ Paper Fury. Every month, we post 10 questions for you to answer about your characters. You pick one of your characters, go to your blog, and answer these questions as you see fit. Then you come back here and sign the linky. While you're at it, feel free to visit the other participants. It could be a great way to make new friends!

We'd love for you to link back to our blogs, either through these blog buttons or a text link.

Before we move on to May's Beautiful People, MEGA thanks to all of you who linked up last month! We had 45 participants. All of you are awesome.

Here are this month's random assortment of questions! Questions 9 & 10 were submitted by Briana.

1. Do they get nightmares? If so, why or what of?
2. What is their biggest guilty pleasure/secret shame?
3. Are they easily persuaded or do they need more proof?
4. Do they suffer from any phobias? Does it affect their life in a big way?
5. What do they consider their “Achilles heel”?
6. How do they handle a crisis?
7. Do they have a temper?
8. What are their core values and/or religious beliefs?
9. What things do they value most in life?
10. What is one major event that helped shape who they are?

Thanks so much for joining us! Go forth and godspeed!


  1. I had sooo much fun doing this BP last week. You two come up with the BEST questions. I look forward to it every single month!

    Hey, this is OF COURSE nothing you have to do, but I wanted to let you know I tagged you over at my blog. You can find it here: It's all about favorite TV characters so I thought it might be up your alley. ;)

    Hope you're doing awesome, and have a wonderful week! <3


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