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So, pull on your gloves, and swing away!
Excellent article on what not to do in your writing! Worth the read. If you’re not following Kristen Lamb, you should be.
TEN WAYS TO TIGHTEN YOUR WRITING & HOOK THE READER
Click on the title of Kristen’s post above. WordPress is not playing nicely and would not let me reblog from her site. The title will get you there. I promise.
No noise in the house this morning. Hubby to work. Children asleep. This means I am on my sofa enjoying coffee and silence. I’ve always loved poems, so it is only natural I wound up writing one. Hope you enjoy it.
I love the quiet stillness of morning.
Fetal-curled, hinting at my natal beginning,
I am a child held in my Father’s arms.
No words necessary.
His powerfully tender embrace is sufficient.
I lay back my head, catch the cadence of His breath, and fall into its time —
Rhythm found only in silence.
I’ve just returned from three lovely days in San Francisco, California. It was a whirlwind tour of the city, Napa, Highway 1, Muir Woods, and Alcatraz. I’ve visited many other states but never the Golden State. It didn’t disappoint.
My sweet husband had declared a few months ago that we needed to get away. He was so right. It was a joy to have time alone with him — to hold his hand, stroll the shoreline, and watch the “fog [come] on little cat feet” over the hills. Often we are too busy to appreciate one another as individuals. We are a great team — with three busy kids, you learn to play zone defense like a pro! Sometimes, though, you have to stop, look the other person in the eye, recognize who they are and acknowledge the beauty of it.
Nineteen years ago, dressed in a flowing white gown and sporting a veiled pompadour, I said, “I do.” A wedding is for a day; you become married over time. A marriage is a lifelong journey that requires effort and intention. What a precious and invaluable journey we’ve been on. I’m so grateful. I’m ready for nineteen more and nineteen after that.