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On Writing

All of the posts under the "On Writing" category.

A Year of Fear and Writing


My first journal entry

Two days ago I sat to write and fell into tears. Working through difficult things, my hands became conduits of pain. The words grew dark and disgusting. Not wanting to share raw blatherings here, I closed my laptop, and went to Twitter for support. After a few hours of conversing with other writers and friends, I returned to my blog and was able to publish an authentic, yet sanitized post.… Continue reading

Angie October 2, 2014 8 Comments Permalink

Writing The Monsters

I’ve gone quiet
It’s become too scary to take the stopper out
There are creatures inside and beside
I tried, but now I hide

Writing the monsters is
Sighting the monsters and
Flighting from monsters
Seems best

Tree silhouette
Struggling to share my voice these days. I want to write about things that matter, to me, to you.… Continue reading

Angie September 30, 2014 8 Comments Permalink

Sharing as an Act of Survival

Sharing as an Act of Survival by

I am simultaneously compelled to tell my story and driven to hide it. It’s a predicament. Letting the book fall open, being vulnerable, showing up, speaking out, and cringing all the while- this is my journey. I share because I don’t want to be alone. I share because I don’t want you to be alone.… Continue reading

Angie September 23, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

An Arch And A Block

Arches National Park - Double Arches by

There’s much on my mind and in my heart today, but the words won’t come out right. I’ve been writing and deleting all day, with my voice refusing to become clear. So here are words explaining my block, and a photo from Arches National Park, where I spent last weekend. I’m afraid it’s all I have to offer today.… Continue reading

Angie September 18, 2014 8 Comments Permalink

Dormant- About My Writing Voice

From the time I was quite young, I recall making up stories in my head and acting out plays in my backyard. I’d swing under the open Kansas sky and imagine flying creatures which painted clouds upon a blue canvas. I’d weave weeds together into jewelry and lord over ladybugs. I’d pack a satchel of snacks, head for the back acre, and wait for the train to come by.… Continue reading

Angie August 23, 2014 8 Comments Permalink

Angie August 20, 2014 8 Comments Permalink

My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Recently my friend Brandie asked if I’d be interested in participating in a Blog Tour about the process of writing. I agreed because I like reading, and writing, about writing!

randie from Journey Of 1000 Stitches blog

Brandie writes about her various creative projects, and her resilient life, over on A Journey Of 100 Stitches. I am grateful to know Brandie, and count her as an inspiration in my life.… Continue reading

Angie August 12, 2014 10 Comments Permalink


George Orwell's poetic words accompany my post on my writing goals

I spin words this way and that, when all I really want to do is split my ribs and plop my heart on the table. I want you to be stunned, scooting your chair back in a way that causes a screech on the floor. I want you to look at the still-pumping organ, then up to my unmoved face.… Continue reading

Angie August 9, 2014 4 Comments Permalink


Looking to nature, and within ourselves, to find our creative and writing muse

Who is your muse? The wind outside your window, or the sunbeam streaming through? A silken tendril fallen in your darling’s eyes? The sway of the branch or the trill of birdsong? Is she the voice deep inside which churns and burns, and whispers keep going?

Is she me?
Is she you?… Continue reading

Angie August 7, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

Do One Thing Different

Speaking can help us process
Writing can help us process
Painting can help us process
Strumming a guitar
Stirring a soup
Mowing a lawn
Climbing a mountain
Walking a path
Pulling weeds
Closing our eyes
Taking a breath

It’s all up in our heads, every day, being twisted, unwritten, revived, and relived.… Continue reading

Angie August 2, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

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