500-Word Challenge: Six mini-lessons

a. When I finished the longer piece, I gave myself five minutes to do a light edit. Yes! Finished with 30 seconds to spare!  b. During my 30-minute exerbike sessions, inspiration generally kicks in after ten minutes of pedaling and reading. At that point, I’m generally reaching for a pen and Read more…

The Eclectic’s Journal [Intro]

Introductory Pages for Eclectic’s Journal [Note: I’m ‘honoring’ Jeff Goins’ [the writing challenge’s point person] suggestion to not edit.] Write It Down, Make It Happen is the inspiration behind my ‘Put It to Paper’ section. Henriette Klauser’s strategy of jotting down those long-term goals keeps them on the front burner. Read more…

Taking stock…

  So today is a good day to revisit some lessons about the writing life that I have learned recently. You might be asking, ‘What makes today a good day for this?” Answer: I can’t come up with any other topic. And so…the lessons. I prefer short pieces. Why? Because Read more…

Prevarication takes over…

For today’s 500 words, the creator of the challenge has demanded—demanded, I tell you,—that we dabble in the practice of lying. Not the malicious hostility-based type of lying, mind you, but let’s just go with not just stretching the truth, but flat out snapping it so it comes back and Read more…