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Today I begin my blog again. That is, one more time after other times I’ve abandoned the site, I will be writing. I have been suffering through a long writer’s block plus many commitments at home that have required much more of my time. Think two daughters announcing they are getting married this year (which is in some way a block but a blessing!), a husband with two separate occasions to break his hips (which I would not wish on anyone) and some personal issues of my own that I’ve addressed this year and last.

Whew! But I have missed my writing, my friends online and in writing circles, my other family members and, most of all, my musings and writing for others. Characters I’ve come to know in my storylines have been knocking around in my head…..some I came to realize are so very ready to get out to you on paper.

I will be, again one more time, fixing up my online site at karen-ware.com to be fresher and lighter and I will again be writing regularly and looking to share my stories.

My hiatus is coming to an end…I hope you are all still there as my writing begins once again.

As always,

KW

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The frankest and freest product of the human mind and heart is a love letter; the writer gets his limitless freedom of statement and expression from his sense that no stranger is going to see what he is writing.

Mark Twain’s Autobiography, 1959 preface

Sometimes writing a book is like writing that love letter…write it as though no one is going to see it. Write what your characters truly feel and do not let worries of critique creep in. That can hinder a good book.

KW

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.   ~~~   Amelia Earhart

One of my favorite females of fairly recent history is Amelia Earhart. Her willingness to chart new territories, to become the first woman to pursue dreams often given over to male counterparts…her self confidence is amazing. I often daydream and wonder what life she had, if any, on the island many now believe she lived for a short while. I could romanticize it as an adventure of a sort I couldn’t imagine or fear she lived in hunger and fear.

Whatever her final moments may have been, she gave many courage to go where women had not gone before,

KW

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Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.   ~~~   Emily Dickinson

Enjoy this writing day, friends! Spring is such an inspirational time to find that creativity inside you……let the words flow!

KW

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Don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work ~~. Pearl S. Buck

I love this quote. Very simply put… if you are going to write, then write. These last couple of years have been hard for me, wanting to keep my writing going and not having the ‘mood’ hit me… finding myself sitting on the sofa hours after saying I would write… then finding the mood just didn’t hit me. It isn’t and shouldn’t always be that way. Writing is a passion, yes, but for those of us who want to be authors, it is also a job of sorts. Nothing gets accomplished without actually sitting there before the computer or with a tablet or with pencil and paper…and writing.

Remember, this is the time I am making my biggest steps to achieve my goal! How about you?

KW

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If you want to be a writer, you must do two things about all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you. ~~Stephen King

I grew up loving to read… and I read all sorts of books. Mysteries, romances, books too scary to read at night, you name it… I loved to read. I recall wanting to be Nancy Drew, to be the heroine in Victoria Holt’s novels or to complete the ending of Gone With The Wind. It was those thoughts and those ideas that began to transpire into a need to write.

Keep your creative processes going!

KW

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Wishing you a Happy New Year 2015! May all your dreams come true! I am actively working towards mine… this is a BRAND NEW YEAR with endless possibilities! ~~Karen Ware

Whether you are an author who has published or is seeking to be published, this is the perfect day to look at your resolutions and aim for the stars. I want to make it my year to shine!

KW

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