Day 26 if 30 Days Challenge
My mom played a guitar and all my favorite country western singers played guitars. I wanted to play one too.
Mama had an old black and brown steel string guitar. She played old cowboy songs and sang along like Patsy
Montana. I’d sing too. Our favorite was I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.
I don’t know what compelled my mom to learn to play, but for me she inspired me to pick up the six string and strum away.
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Day 25 of 30 Days Challenge
An Angel By My Side
My first encounter with an angel happened when I was a small girl. I wrote about this incident a few years ago. It became my first sold article. It was an exciting moment when I pulled the envelope out of the box and realized it was a check and acceptance for my article.
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Day 24 of 30 Days Challenge
And My Animal Is…
I read somewhere about finding out what animal you are not sure of the reasons. I’ve always thought I was a
horse because horses are my favorite animal. Girls and horses just go together.
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Day 23 of 30 Days Challenge
The Train Ride
The phrase “riding the rails” came about in the early 1930s Depression era. A great number of mostly young people took to traveling around America in search of jobs. They chose the railroads. Jumping aboard boxcars was an easy and cheap way to get around and scary and dangerous as well.
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Day 22 of 30 Days Challenge
Fun, Wonderful Writing Prompts
One of my favorite books to go back to when I need a thought prompt is one by Natalie Goldberg. Actually she
has written two; Wild Mind and Writing Down the Bones. Both are filled with encouragement and those wonderful writing prompts.
Those little gems of thoughts that can trigger another thought and another and the words flow out like bubbles like when a child blows bubbles with a plastic ring after dipping it in the soap solution.
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Day 21 of 30 Day Challenge
Showing Instead of Telling
Probably the best known rule in writing and possibly the one most talked about is to show what is happening, what is being said, don’t tell it.
New writers and I’m sure experienced writers as well fall into the telling instead of showing. At least in their first drafts.
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