Category Archives: Writing

By Rote with Ryan: The Importance of Pre-Writing Exercises

The mind is a muscle, and like any muscle before a work out, you want to warm it up a little. And like any muscle, if we don’t exercise and use our writing muscles regularly, we lose that creativity we … Continue reading

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The Scent of a Scene by Cari Davis

The earthy aroma of fallen leaves. Pies baking in the oven. Chimney smoke filling the crisp, cool air. Pumpkin and spice. The scents of autumn bring to my mind cozying up with my husband, spending time with family, and an … Continue reading

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Starting Over

Hey fellow Soulies! Thought I’d share my thoughts about a little bump in the writing road I’ve been experiencing lately. It’s been a busy summer and now, with fall upon us, my schedule just isn’t letting up. Guests, travel, weddings … Continue reading

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Cell Phones and Creativity: The Balance of Technology

I live for the last four months of the year. The transition to cooler weather does something magical, making me feel more in tune with my body and mind. Due to all the extra sparkly connectivity, I’m usually at my … Continue reading

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I have enough material to write every day nonstop for years on end, but then I’d be missing something. I’d be missing life. Books are at most an imitation of life, sometimes a sweeter life, in my case often a … Continue reading

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A New Plot on your Doorstep

We travel perhaps to see different things, hear strange voices and test our courage on odd foods with tentacles. But what if we can’t travel far? Will just going somewhere different do? Live in the burbs? Catch a train to … Continue reading

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How Writing is Like Sea Glass

My husband and I win the gold medal for Failing Vacations. One night into our “staycation” we descended for a hard-earned Green Arrow binge night only to find our basement completely flooded. Another time, a four-wheeler fell on my head—no, … Continue reading

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