Category Archives: Challenge

Challenges

In response to Claudette’s Writing Challenge # 1  “the Power of Creativity” Was very surprised when I went to check out the Writer’s Island prompt for today. The site has been closed and there will be no more weekly prompts. … Continue reading

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Me and the Letter M

  I volunteered to respond to a letter meme, from Heather on her site: extemporaneous. I must write about at least ten things I love that begin with the letter M. I do not “love” Money, but living on a … Continue reading

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Metaphorically Speaking

By attempting to write poetry, I have learned that the use of metaphors is an excellent way to explore and find better and deeper understanding, to enhance and enlarge ones awareness and perceptions. When we attempt to compare apples to oranges, we … Continue reading

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Opposite Sides And Another Challenge

I truly like to hear at least two sides of an issue before making a decision. In my last blog, I wrote about why we have difficulty with admitting that we don’t know certain things. I knew when I finished, that I … Continue reading

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One Moment

11/5/08 We have a new president today, Barack Obama. Each of us has partaken in a distinct moment of history in this past twenty-four hours. We, all together, have opened a new door of possibilities, not just for ourselves, but for each … Continue reading

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A Not So Brief Challenge

This is a meme, a writing prompt, an exercise I have found on several blog cites lately. Each one is distinctly different because it is flavored with the individual’s own voice and honesty. It fascinates me, and so I brought … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

Have been doing a lot of surfing on the Net. Exploring what other people are writing and what they are writing about. And, of course, getting sidetracked into my own personal areas of interest. One of those, perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Applying The Psychic Brakes

I had never heard of psychic brakes until I read Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. In it, she talks about how we get a bit frightened when things begin to fall into place, move smoothly toward our chosen destination. It … Continue reading

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Brief Challenge

I have company coming this morning, a friend I haven’t seen in over a year. So, instead of writing my usual verbose blog, I am sending out a challenge. Can you tell me, in three sentences or less, how you … Continue reading

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“Roll On 18 Wheeler, Roll On”

Last evening, my oldest daughter and I spent several hours downloading music onto a playlist which will accept 100 pieces of music. That seemed rather daunting to begin with, but in a matter of hours, between the two us, we … Continue reading

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