#My500Words - A January Writing Challenge

#My500Words - A January Writing Challenge

Many of you are writers - crafting blog posts, songs, stories, poems, papers, letters or journalistic articles for work or pleasure or both. You know that the act of putting words on a page can be healing/isolating, stimulating/intimidating, rewarding/boring. There are days when it would be helpful to have a cheering section to help get the words flowing, or to set off some fireworks when the work is done. Here's some happy news...

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  • DIY Writing Prompts: Word Tickets!

    DIY Writing Prompts: Word Tickets!

    The idea of word tickets came from a writers' group Kevin and I attended a few years back, at which the host occasionally passed around a basket containing red "Admit One"-style tickets, on whose backs words from magazines had been pasted. And though the writing group itself didn't endure, the idea of those tickets stuck in my mind...

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  • We are an indie folk/pop duo. We are writers. We are a creative team. Our new EP is out!

  • Collaborative Lyric Writing: Sometimes a Sprint, Sometimes a Long Haul

    Collaborative Lyric Writing: Sometimes a Sprint, Sometimes a Long Haul

    Hello and Happy New Week! I'm in a celebratory mood today. For one thing, Kevin and I got engaged last week, and that makes me very, very HAPPY! In addition to that exciting milestone...

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  • We are an indie folk/pop duo. We are writers. We are a creative team. Our new EP is out!

  • Talking TANKA!

    Talking TANKA!

    Most English-speakers are familiar with the Japanese short form of poetry known as haiku; you may have even been forced to write a few of these micropoems in an 8th grade English class. But have you heard, or tried your hand at writing, a tanka?...

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  • Writers: Bring It On in 101 Words or Less!!!

    Writers: Bring It On in 101 Words or Less!!!

    Happy New Week! And welcome to my first blog post of 2013! I’m excited to connect with you often this year (Kevin and I will alternate writing The Jinxes’ weekly post) and I’m kicking it off with a writing challenge!...

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  • We are an indie folk/pop duo. We are writers. We are a creative team. Our new EP is out!