Tag Archives: Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts: Universal Challenge

This has been a tough year. For everyone. Every time I turn around, there’s an article about how writers are having a hard time writing and how they can overcome the adversity. It’s hard to create happy-ever-afters when the world … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Exercise

Wow. Today’s message from the Big U could be taken so many ways, given the world right now. I’m seriously looking for a personal avatar icon depicting my head exploding because that’s sort of my natural state at the moment. … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Read

Books have always been my refuge. Whenever things got tough, I could open a book and get lost in someone else’s world. As a kid, it was the Black Stallion, or Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, even Tom Swift. Then … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Appearances

Whenever I do a “talk” with readers, one consistent question that comes up is about creating characters. Where do I get my characters? How do I develop their personalities, backstories, arc, etc.? When this message from the Universe hit my … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Rethinking

Writing. It’s what I do. Okay. It’s what I used to do. For almost two years now, pulling words from my imagination and slapping them on a keyboard so that they appear on my computer monitor has pretty much been … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Dreaming Time

I get an email from the Universe every day. Sometimes the message resonates and I save it to share here when the time feels right. When I got ready to set up this post? Yeah. Well. After reading through–over and … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Magic

Writing fiction has been described as making magic. In a way, I suppose that’s true. I mean, we close our eyes, pluck characters and events and settings from the vast cosmic void that makes up our imaginations. Then we use … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Self-Love

We’re now on day…what(?) of the lock-down… This whole isolation thing is getting harder and harder. I’m tempted to answer the spam telephone calls just to talk to someone. I actually saw a meme on that–about telling the spammers, “I’d … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Casting

Why do we meet certain people at certain times in our lives? Why do we lose people–for whatever reasons–at others? Karma? God winks? Fate? Just because? I have no clue and I’m open to suggestions. That said, as a writer, … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Universal Worldbuilding

For many people, their world has narrowed to the small space they call home. Social interaction with anyone but family or roommates is at a minimum and it’s much the same with the outside world. I’d probably be pretty frantic … Continue reading

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