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Getting to Know You: What is your writing kryptonite?

I’d say my writing kryptonite is my own self-confidence, or rather, lack-thereof. I have difficulty with believing in myself for a number of reasons, none of which are pleasant. When I start doubting myself, I stop writing. I suppose it’s because writing is such a lonely thing. When even you start doubting yourself, it’s like… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What is your writing kryptonite?

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Getting to Know You: What would you give up if it would make you a better writer?

Wow. What a question… Well, if it was a done deal, a guarantee that if I did this, I’d become a better writer…I would give up coffee. Yes, coffee. And for those who know me, you know this is a big sacrifice. I love my coffee. I drink it every day (fair-trade, of course). I… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What would you give up if it would make you a better writer?

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Getting to Know You: What do you do when inspiration runs dry?

I guess it depends on why inspiration has run dry. If it's inspiration on one project, I might move on to something else instead. If it's inspiration for writing in general, that's a different story. A friend of mine once told me that she goes on "creativity dates" to places like museums, or to concerts.… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What do you do when inspiration runs dry?

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Getting to Know You: What’s the most important thing in life?

I originally chose this question because when I wrote it I had spent quite a few hours with my Granny, who was unfortunately in the process of passing away. This time around, I'm writing this after my other grandmother was buried, meaning all my grandparents have now passed. I was scared to go see my… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What’s the most important thing in life?

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Getting to Know You: What defines you?

I thought this would be a good question today. The inspiration was that I was teaching a lesson about motivational speaking. We watched a video of a TED talk, of a speech by Lizzie Velasquez, about just this topic. What defines me? I had to think hard about this, as I realised it’s something I… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What defines you?