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The Magical Places We Go

The Magical Places We Go

This Week's Writing Prompt The world is full of breathtaking places. If only money and time were no object, we could take to the road, canvas the globe, and savor every spellbinding place we encounter. Gearing up for our trip to the untamed beauty of Alaska, I can’t help but imagine what other enchanting sites and experiences the world has…

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May Enrichment Academy Classes

May Enrichment Academy Classes

May Enrichment Academy Classes May classes at The Enrichment Academy at The Villages wrapped up recently, and I had an excellent time teaching Write Your Life Story to a group of enthusiastic writers. Our class learned about many foundational aspects of writing well, such as elements of setting, characterization, using timelines, and story mapping. We rounded out our four weeks…

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Memorable Teachers

Memorable Teachers

This Week’s Writing Prompt

That’s a wrap! School-aged children across the country are celebrating the end of another school year in anticipation of a laid-back summer. The completion of a grade can be a bittersweet time, though, especially if a student bonded with a particular teacher. On the other hand, biding hasta la vista to a less enjoyable teacher is downright liberating.

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Retreating to Write

Retreating to Write

This Week’s Writing Prompt

Sometimes the best way to write is to get away from it all. Even though I have been successful at maintaining my writing routine for many weeks now, I decided it was time for a change of pace and scenery.

In anticipation of the Sandhill Writers Retreat at Saint Leo University near Tampa last weekend, I drove there a day early and dedicated the extra time to write. I set up shop at a nearby Hampton Inn and enjoyed a beautiful view of an adjacent cattle ranch, rolling green hills, and grazing animals, just what my creativity needed to breathe deep and exhale the prose of my life. Yes, perfect serenity.

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Musical Memories

Musical Memories

This Week’s Writing Prompt

Eight 

That’s how many honkytonks are packed into just one block of Nashville, Tennessee’s iconic Honky Tonk Highway. Better known as Broadway, it’s a major thoroughfare in the downtown area of Nashville which includes Lower Broadway, an entertainment district renowned for honkytonks and live country music.  

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Springing Back to Life

Springing Back to Life

May Day celebrates the beauty of nature and life’s abundance. The dormant seeds of winter we wrote about several weeks ago are now emerging from the soil and bursting into new life. The renewal of what was considered dead is a pervasive springtime theme that manifests itself in vernal celebrations like Easter, Passover, and May Day.  How do you celebrate…

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