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FREE CLASS THIS SATURDAY AT KCLS WOODINVILLE: Writing to Make a Difference with Laurie Thompson

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SATURDAY, January 13, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Second Saturdays Writing Program at Woodinville Library  17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville   Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, the subjects and themes of your work can help you make a powerful connection with your community and world. Exploring these deeper elements enriches both your writing practice and the shape and style of your manuscripts. Join award-winning author Laurie Thompson (TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE, BE A CHANGE-MAKER, EMMANUEL’S DREAM) for a discussion of writing as an act of empowerment—and a series of writing exercises to help you feel a stronger connection to your work-in-progress.   This workshop is free and registration is not required. For more details,  click here .

Resolutions...? Rats!

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It's 3:58 pm on January 1, 2018. I've done the grocery shopping, gone to the gym, and thought (a lot) about writing. I'm intimidated already. My unspoken New Year's writing resolutions feel unreachable before I even open a Word file. I have the urge to run the vacuum cleaner which, to anyone who knows me and my lack of interest in housekeeping, is a clear sign of avoidance. Are you with me? Have you clicked your way here to my website because it's as close as you've been able to get to actually writing today? Computer on, searching, scouring, reading as if the more keys you touch the more you can pretend to yourself that you're getting something done, or at least trying? Admittedly, I am in a meta-state of denial because, obviously, I am writing this blog post. But it doesn't count. As much as I value sharing my thoughts via this cozy little web nest, these words move me no closer to the goal - 'The End' - in old school Times New Roman
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