Category Archives: writing inspirations

False or Healthy Pride?

by Neva Bodin When my precocious daughter was four, she decided she could ride my old bike which was designed for a seven or eight year old. Tall for her age, people meeting her for the first time thought she … Continue reading

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Writing in the Woods

This post by Gayle M. Irwin A pine squirrel chattered from a nearby lodgepole. Brown-spotted butterflies danced from one wildflower to another, and a mule deer buck, antlers in the velvet, sauntered through the forest. The 4th of July weekend … Continue reading

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This post (c) Doris McCraw All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings Courage is resistance to … Continue reading

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Novel Writing, Book Marketing, Event Planning… Oh My!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin November began with a BANG, and I was JAZZED! I had completed my magazine writing assignments for the year (or nearly so), book events were falling into place, and I had new marketing strategies … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration in Nature: Animals

Only to the white man was nature a wilderness and only to him was the land ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame, Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration in Nature – Part 1

This post by Gayle M. Irwin “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only … Continue reading

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