Finding the Schwa

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One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for long words because you’re maybe a little bit ashamed of your short ones.

Stephen King, On Writing

K.M. Weiland | Author of Historical and Speculative Fiction 

This seems like a pretty helpful site. Wish I had time to peruse and use.

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”

George Bernard Shaw

write a six word memoir about your day every single day

SMITH Magazine: Home of the Six-Word Memoir® project 

for anyone who wants a place to put up their stories. =)

One-Sentence Journal

Keep a journal, but you only need to write one sentence each day. It can be a thought, a summation of your day, a question, a complaint, or something you need to remember. Even a simple note to yourself. Anything is fine. All you need to write is one sentence!

Inspired by The Happiness Project Toolbox.

Write drunk; edit sober.

Ernest Hemingway

i was going to write something deep and meaningful that summed up everything i was thinking, but then life happened.

The water trails left behind by melted snow

the melted trails left behind by snow

the water trails left behind by forgotten snow

the puddles left by trailed snow

the puddles pooling after melted snow

My breath fans out like walking through clouds

my breath disappears like cigarette smoke

my breath steams the air to a higher plane

my breath exits my mouth to form clouds

my breath is the fog

my breath contributes to the clouds

We are walking down a slippery slope

there is a slippery slope

that is a slipper slope we are falling down

before us lies a slippery slope and we must climb

slipper slopes are similar to slippery slopes

all my love
i give to you
so let it drown
in beats or two
upon this ample brow
i bestow a clue
cleaved in the middle
of a lovestruck child
but how
with winter’s fading
duly noticed chilling
clings to bare limbs
and fall gracelessly
to the pavement
on shattered shins

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