Monthly Archives: December 2010

I Resolve

Writers’ Trigger: As New Year’s Eve approaches, you would think I’d be writing some resolutions. But I’m no fool. After years of making and breaking resolutions (some broken before the week’s end), I know that I shouldn’t embarrass myself by making resolutions that … Continue reading

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The Nun’s Story

Writers’ Trigger: For years, I’ve started my morning with a cup (or two or three) of coffee and Garrison Keillor’s voice – soothing away the ragged edges of a restless night. Garrison’s voice comes to me by way of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

Writers’ Trigger: Visual triggers work well as prompts. One of my favorite visuals is an empty bird-cage. The cage door is open. The image might suggest a missing bird, or it might be a metaphor for someone in search of … Continue reading

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Montezuma’s Castle

Writers’ Trigger: Why not make your own Universal Deck of Cards? If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by seasonal obligations, this activity does not call for a lot of effort and yet, the finished product is very useful. I like this activity because there is … Continue reading

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Hand Out

Writers’ Trigger: Typically, I begin my blog with a writing prompt. The beauty of a prompt is that it takes your creative energies off on a tangent. The tangent is unexpected, and your writing is fresher and more vigorous.  I especially like … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Muse

Writers’ Trigger: I worked at our local craft fair today in support of our local crafters and the West Custer County Library. How nice to see money changing hands and staying close to home. How nice to meet and greet the … Continue reading

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Stereotypes

Writers’ Trigger: I’d like to think that I’m free of prejudices, but some time ago, I was reminded that I am not. I was listening to an audio recording of Frances Mayes read her book, Under the Tuscan Sun. As I … Continue reading

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