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Oct.29.2008
I've been feeling odd the past couple of days. I think it's election burnout. And I lost $200 in my 401k. I know, I know, that's not a lot of money. Some people would like to chase me around because well, they lost their life savings. I hate losing money. I hate it with a passion. The Jennifer...
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Oct.29.2008
My Precious and Powerful Breath, an excerpt from That Which Awakens Me by Ananda Leeke Copyright 2008 by Madelyn C. Leeke It’s Monday, September 15. This morning I woke up with the same persistent cough that I have been having for the past two weeks. Yesterday, I wondered why the Chinese herbal...
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Oct.29.2008
With November comes a phenomenon known throughout the writing kingdom as “Nanowrimo,” or, more formally, “National Novel Writing Month.” As a regular participant in this event, I wanted to mention it at least once here at Storytellers, and to lend it my own perspective, for what that’s worth. The...
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Oct.29.2008
Creativity Snippet #1 by Ananda Leeke Copyright 2008 by Madelyn C. Leeke. Excerpt from That Which Awakens Me (Winter 2009) My creative juices are flowing. That’s a yummy thing! They’ve been marinating in a large pink and purple pot of poetry soup since Sunday afternoon. Today I thought I would fix...
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Oct.29.2008
Memoir Writing: Getting My Creative Mojo Back, an excerpt from That Which Awakens Me by Ananda Leeke (iUniverse, Inc. - Winter 2009)  Copyright 2008 by Madelyn C. Leeke Two weeks ago, my memoir writing needed a jumpstart. Why? Because my creative mojo was running out of steam. So I signed up for...
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Oct.29.2008
Marriage of Intuition and Creativity: Removing Writer's Block, an excerpt from That Which Awakens Me by Ananda Leeke Copyright 2008 by Madelyn C. Leeke. This month I have been actively engaged in removing the creative blocks that I have allowed to dominate my memoir writing journey. I have...
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Oct.29.2008
Awakening Right Speech with Meditation and Writing in My Sangha Community, an excerpt from That Which Awakens Me by Ananda Leeke (iUniverse, Inc. - Winter 2009) Copyright 2008 by Madelyn C. Leeke Sangha is a Sanskrit word that means community with a common purpose. It gives us an opportunity to...
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Oct.29.2008
Awakening Right Speech with Meditation and Writing in My Sangha Community, an excerpt from That Which Awakens Me by Ananda Leeke (iUniverse, Inc. - Winter 2009) Copyright 2008 by Madelyn C. Leeke Sangha is a Sanskrit word that means community with a common purpose. It gives us an opportunity to...
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Oct.29.2008
One of my CPs had trouble with one of my plot threads regarding a made-up disease. I'd thought it was a 'no-brainer' that since I was making up the research into the cure that if I used a real disease, it could give readers the wrong impression, so I created one. But, being insecure, I started...
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Oct.28.2008
I edited a rather problematic article the other day about a new music venue. It contained some good examples of the ways that wily words can mutiny. Here (disguised, as always) is one example: “The Blues Room holds high stakes for its performers by having the reach of a global audience through...