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open invitation no. 7

Open your arms. Still wider. It’s special, the way this community is built around invitations. I’ve had a lot of fun extending invitations to writers. One person responded, “I’m sure you sent this to a huge group of people…” Actually, it’s not been like that. I’ve waited until I’ve felt a nudge to mention itContinue reading “open invitation no. 7”

open invitation no. 6

Be a little wild. I love the children’s book by Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are. Like many of us, my mom made it one of my favorite bedtime stories, however, it solidified a spot on my favorites list many years later when I was in a children’s literature class to round out myContinue reading “open invitation no. 6”

open invitation no. 5

Collect favorite words. Write them down. Writers get to have favorite words. It’s one of the perks of being a writer. Favorite words can happen because you like the meaning — hug, light, watermelon, fun. Favorite words can happen because you like the sound — sizzle, pumpkin, baloney. The ultimate favorite words are the onesContinue reading “open invitation no. 5”

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