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Heroes of Inspiration

Heroes of Inspiration

This Week's Writing Prompt While undergoing chemotherapy at age twelve for an optic nerve brain tumor, Jeff Hanson began painting watercolor notecards to pass the time. Jeff's work transitioned to acrylics-on-canvas both for sale and charity live auctions. By age fifteen, the “accidental artist” founded a business built on a philanthropy-first model. Since then, Jeff generated one million dollars for charity by…

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Thirst-Quenchers and Gut-Wrenchers

Thirst-Quenchers and Gut-Wrenchers

This Week's Writing Prompt What did you drink as a child? Tea, milk, juice, soda, Kool-Aid, water, or something else?   Think about what you drank when you were young.   Was this a drink of choice or at the behest of a caregiver?  Did you like this drink?  What drink did you hate?  How did your drink choices change…

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May 2020 Community Highlights

May 2020 Community Highlights

Writing Your Life Client Spotlight Lucille Ellson Lucille Ellson on her 102nd birthday, December 30, 2017. (Jane Pickle)  Longtime Writing Your Life client Lucille Ellson recently received a surprising phone call. “Little did I know what was going to happen when I answered the phone, and a reporter asked if they could ask a few questions about WWII and how…

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The Gift of Your Words

The Gift of Your Words

This Week's Writing Prompt I received two unexpected pieces of mail recently. Both were friendly greetings sent for no other reason than to let me know someone was thinking of me. Such a simple act, dropping a card in the mail, yet it put fresh wind in my sails for days. Have you ever gotten that kind of mail? Who…

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Your 2020 Writing Vision Online Workshop

Thank you for participating in our online workshop, Your 2020 Writing Vision! Watch the workshop replay here. Click here to download the workshop handout Your 2020 Writing Vision Video Check-in Call: Saturday, March28, 2020 Participants of both the live and online workshops gathered to share their progress on writing goals originally set in the workshop, ask questions, and support one…

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