Posts Tagged "writing"

Reading to Write

»Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Blog, Heartfelt Treasures | 0 comments

I had always heard that to be a great writer, you need to be a great reader. But, with so many things going on in my life, I could not seem to find time to truly sit down and read.  It was not a lack of desire, it was a lack of understanding of how something so simple could make such a huge impact on my life. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” — George R. R. Martin It is true, that when you read, you open yourself up to new worlds, new situations and new thoughts.  This year, I challenged myself to read one book a week for the whole year. That’s fifty-two more books than I’ve read over the past five years.  I wasn’t sure I could do it, but my whole “life goal” for 2018 was to challenge myself to step out of...

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To Blog or Not To Blog! That is a question?

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Heartfelt Treasures | 2 comments

  Today is a special day. I am celebrating the two-year anniversary of Connie’s Corner. It pretty-much snuck up on me, and seeing this milestone date pop up on my calendar caused me to pause and take a moment from my busy schedule to reflect a bit. Why did I start my Connie’s Corner blog website? What was I hoping to accomplish? Have I reached any of the writing and speaking goals that I set for myself two years ago when I when I started down this pathway? Have I improved my quality life and affected the life of those around me in some positive manner? These were all questions that have been churning around in my head all week as the anniversary date crept closer and closer. The easiest question to answer, is the why. Why did I decide to start a blog page?...

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The Naughty Pen

»Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Personal Stories | 2 comments

Authors note:  This little blog was an assignment for a recent on-line course entitled, “Retreat for the Writer’s Soul” by Melanie Steele.  This was a challenge to open ourselves up to our writer essence deep inside and spark our creativity.  The task was to write about anything at all for ten minutes and to not over think, over analyze or take ourselves too seriously.  This is my 10 minute writing.  Enjoy!  The Naughty Pen Where is that pen? You know, the pen! My favorite pen! How can I write without having that pen? It has the perfect size tip, the perfect blended color of ink. It is the perfect shape in my hand with exactly the right weight to it. I really can’t write without that pen. I just can’t. Did it fall off the desk? Is it under the...

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My Thoughts on Writer’s Doubt

»Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 2 comments

My Thoughts on Writer’s Doubt

I am participating in a writing contest called, “Overcoming Writer’s Doubt” sponsored by Positive Writer. I do have some doubts about my writing, so I thought, why not enter? Maybe what I have to say can help me have some victory over this debilitating disease of doubt, or help others that might also be struggling. I distinctly remember that terrifying, but exciting, day that I sat at my computer after uploading my first blog. I sat with my finger poised over the “publish” button agonizing over whether it was good enough…whether I was good enough? I kept asking myself, what if people don’t like what I wrote. What would happen? As much as I stressed over it, you would think that bridges would fall into the ocean if my stories weren’t “loved”. To read...

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#FictionFriday in Connie’s Corner

»Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Family Treasures, Personal Stories | 0 comments

#FictionFriday in Connie’s Corner

It’s #FictionFriday in Connie’s Corner where I hope to share with you some of what I’m currently working on in my writers studio as well as reviews and text cuts from interesting books or articles that I’ve read. Much of what I have written personally, in the way of fiction, relates to children growing up and their individual play and exploration of who they are and who they will become. My first attempt at putting stories down on paper goes back to when my son Aaron was about four years old. We lived on a remote homestead property in the coast range mountains close to Tillamook, Oregon. Since there were no close neighborhood children to play with, Aaron became very good at creating his own friends and assorted adventures. That is where I first heard about, and...

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