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Without Further Ado (And Editing) May I Present…

Michael Jackson wrote a song about ‘Remember the Time’ and the Stones had an early hit named ‘Time Is On My Side’. Jim Croce sang a beautiful ballad called ‘Time in a Bottle’ while the Chambers Brothers sang a heavier version of ‘Time Has Come Today’. 578 more words

Writing Challenges

Behind His Eyes

I loved everything you’d do

Resilient, how diversified

So many personalities

Yet, I felt concern

What went on behind your eyes?

A sense of dread… 108 more words

Writing Challenges

Tween Sleep And Awake

They were twins but you’d never know it. She looked like her mother and her twin looked like her father, one had black hair while the other had sandy brown, and one was reserved while the other was outwardly wild. 468 more words

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Honey versus Vinegar

Kill ‘Em With Kindness

When I was eighteen, I had my first internship in New York City. Centered on my need to get wherever I was going in the same hurried frenzy as everyone around me, I was often overwhelmed by the city. 394 more words


When what's in your head is better than what's on the page...

I’m forever struggling with this.

In 2006 I had an idea for a really elaborate and beautiful novel. I started writing only to quit in frustration because what I got onto the page, was nothing like what was in my head. 118 more words


Maci Dillon reblogged this on Maci Dillon and commented:

After a long day at work and a few hours at the pool and the gym, I'm completely exhausted! However, true to my commitment of writing 500 words per day in July I booted up my tablet and opened my OneNote file to continue where I left yesterday. Granted, I have not succeeded to write 500 words in a sitting so far, however I have been diligent in setting aside time to write daily. Even when I am almost too exhausted to think, I am choosing to do it anyway. Twenty one days to create a new habit :-) Almost instantly on my first day of diligence, a story flowed through my mind. I was writing outdoors and the cold weather reminded me of the first time I saw snow fall, on my travels to London last year. And there the story began. However, what I've written so far (very little) is nothing at all like what I've imagined. Partly I think it stems from a desire to get to the juicy part of the story, therefore I struggle with setting the scene and the mood in the beginning. Whatever the reason, this is not the first time I have written something that does not in any way resemble the image in my head. It is beyond frustrating! Why can't words flow as naturally as thoughts run wild in our imagination? Consumed by this thought, and feeling a little anxious about what I would pen tonight, I opened my blog and scanned through the 'Reader'. Funnily enough this post by Jodie Llewellyn, an aspiring Aussie author jumped out at me. I totally love when this happens. All of a sudden I'm not feeling as frustrated because it seems to be a common experience. I've picked up a few ideas from the comments left on the post too. Now to put them into practice! Feel free to share your frustration and/or any advice other than practice, practice, practice. Maci xo