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{} idiosyncrasies

id·i·o·syn·cra·sy  noun \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈsiŋ-krə-sē\ plural id·i·o·syn·cra·sies Definition of IDIOSYNCRASY 1 a : a peculiarity of constitution or temperament : an individualizing characteristic or qualityb : individual hypersensitiveness (as to a drug or food) 2 : characteristic peculiarity (as of temperament); broadly :eccentricity from: Merriam-Webster Online Keeping a writer’s notebook has helped me to notice the details surrounding me. I like capturing tiny details that become significant in crafting the story or building the character. In order to do this, I must be aware of the world around me. Just now, as I was waiting for water to boil for my tea, I looked… Read more {} idiosyncrasies

another twitter find

I stumbled across this blog, Falling Leaflets, via Twitter. Have I mentioned how much I love Twitter? It is super resource for both writers and teachers. Anyway, if you find yourself with a few extra minutes, hop over to Falling Leaflets for all kinds of good stuff.

connect (soLs)

My One Little Word (OLW) for 2011 is connect. It is everything my OLW needed to be. It would challenge me and encourage me. It touches on all parts of my life and is so simple, yet rich and vibrant too. It’s been six months since I started living with this word. Here is what I’m learning: I have to slow down in order to connect. It is not enough to have good intentions — to think about sending a card; to remember a birthday ahead of time, but not on the… Read more connect (soLs)