Get A Hobby: Reflections on a Transformative Year

“I am proud of the woman I am today, because I went through one hell of a time becoming her.” Last year, I spent half of my birthday crying and the other half trying not to cry. I was five months into my grief journey, hopeless and depressed. I remember thinking, “Who cares? We're all going to … Continue reading Get A Hobby: Reflections on a Transformative Year

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Self Love — Discovering Your Happiness

Hello loves, ❤ “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E.E Cummings I used to think by 25 years old, you should have […] … Continue reading Self Love — Discovering Your Happiness

A Blogger’s Voice via Ann Coleman

Muddling Through My Middle Age

DSC00181When I was young and naive enough to believe I had a good shot at making a living as a free-lance writer, I attended lots of writer’s workshops.  They were always interesting, and some of the tips helped me place articles with local magazines and neighborhood newspapers.  I never did make a lot of money as a writer…my largest claim to fame was a short article in Bride’s magazine and the publication of one (count it, one) children’s book.  Still, I learned a lot in those workshops about writing, and especially about the delicate balance between giving an editor whatever he or she wants and developing my own unique “voice.”

The voice of an author is what distinguishes one writer’s work from everyone else’s.  It is what comes out when a writer taps into his or her deepest beliefs, inner-most fears, cherished dreams, etc.  It communicates the unique perspective of…

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