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Is There a Mulligan for That?

Is There a Mulligan for That?

This Week's Writing Prompt While the origin of the term is unclear, a  mulligan  is generally understood as a second chance to act after something went wrong the first time. Its best-known meaning is in a casual golf game that allows for an extra stroke after a poor shot, which is not counted on the scorecard. It’s a do-over.  How often have you…

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Let’s Celebrate: Tim Kingsbury

Let’s Celebrate: Tim Kingsbury

Imagine receiving a bundle of letters one day--letters chronicling how your parents met and fell in love half-a-century earlier. In 1998, an electrician found a cardboard box of letters and pictures stuffed in an attic. He was rewiring a historic house on Washington Street on Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, Florida. The new owner of the house did not want the letters, so the electrician gave it to his daughter, Visty Lindgren, who for…

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A Life-Changing Letter

A Life-Changing Letter

This Week's Writing Prompt What was the best or worst letter you ever received or wrote? Describe the situation surrounding that letter and why it was so important.   Was this a pleasant or painful letter? Why so? Who penned this correspondence? Who was it addressed to?  What were the circumstances in which the letter was written?  How did this experience…

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The Sweetest Bond

The Sweetest Bond

This Week's Writing Prompt Many people have close relationships with their pets. They treat their dogs, cats, birds, snakes, hamsters, lizards, pigs, or other animals as members of the family. Also, the bonds formed between animals and humans have long been sources of emotional health, accounting for the rise in therapy and emotional support animals in recent years. Not only do…

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Let’s Celebrate: Norma Beasley

Let’s Celebrate: Norma Beasley

Norma Beasley wrote to us a few weeks ago and shared about her recent memoir success. She also told us how her writing experiences began and evolved. Here is her inspiring story: My writing journey began in high school when I won a gold Bulova watch for an essay on why I wanted to go to college. It continued as…

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