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#Writing Retreat Success

IMG_9043How successful was the writing retreat? There are lots of ways to measure. For instance, over 8 days in Mallorca I…

-relaxed by the pool for 40 minutes

-spent 2 hours eating out

-took 3 hours to shop (including grocery trips)

What I didn’t do was walk in the sand, write blogs, take care of my children who were home with dad (Thank You, Darling!), visit social media, or cook (Thank You, Writing Buddy!).

You can see why I’m not sure how to answer people who ask me about my “vacation” since that’s not really what it was. The better measures include:

-friend and I both finished first rough drafts of novels

-26,870 words

– encouraged each other to keep after it

Now we’re ready for the re-writes to begin.

–Kristin

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2016 in On Writing

 

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Inspirational Quotes from Fiction Heroes

As I head into a writing retreat week, inspiration seems to be a great theme to leave you with. Here are a couple quotes I snapped from ElectricLiterature.com. Check out the entire infographic for more.

Remus Lupin as Fictional Mentor Quotes

Remus Lupin as Fictional Mentor Quotes

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Fictional mentors quotes – Master Splinter TMNT

Mary Poppins as quotable mentor

Mary Poppins as quotable mentor

 

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2016 in Quotes

 

Japanese Words I Wish We Had in English

There’s a great list of these from Dan Dalton at Buzzfeed you might want to check out. These are my favs.–Kristin

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A Word for Unread Books

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Live In The Moment Image

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Brings a Smile, On Writing

 

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Steinbeck’s Writing Rules

It’s been awhile since I put out the writing rules of a great author. When I spotted these I was inspired again. Thanks to Karen Lerosier at eRealms.

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Steinbeck’s Writing Advice

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2016 in On Writing

 

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#MondayMandela

As my youngest prepares for his role in the Living History Museum at school, one of the quotes from his hero seemed appropriate to share.–Kristin

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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in Africa Education, Quotes

 

Quote – I am only one.

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 8.59.12 AM“…(T)here was a time when Keller was one of the most famous people in the world, better known even than presidents and kings. Circa 1920, she was perhaps the second most recognizable Westerner on the planet behind only Charlie Chaplin – also a radical who, like Helen, used his brilliance to speak for the unrepresented.”

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Quotes

 

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All About That Writing, That Writing– No Distractions!

I’m singing to the tune of “All About That Bass.”

“I’m all about that writing, that writing, NO Distractions” in Majorca.

…like the 10 month old puppy?

Bella puppy invades one of my writing stations.

Bella puppy invades one of my writing stations.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in On Writing, Travel

 

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