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  • Day 23. Make Something with Your Hands
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I suspect some of you have been waiting for this prompt all month!! While others might have just felt a twinge of anxiety. Full confession… I lean toward the latter group! As much as I love creating with the written word, there is something about hands-on crafts and art that brings out my inner perfectionist – meaning that I’m rarely satisfied with anything I create! (Raise your hand if you feel this way, too.) But I’m frequently inspired watching my twins at their crafting table. They’ll turn anything into a piece of art. Some Elmer’s glue and a basket of feathers, buttons, beads, or glitter, and they’re in seventh heaven. And it looks like so much fun!!
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So today, I’m going to work hard to ignore the instinct to make something “good,” and simply create for the fun of it. Let’s all channel our inner kindergarteners and see where it leads! -
If the idea of a mixed-media collage doesn’t appeal to you, no worries! Try building a birdhouse, planting a pot of herbs, crocheting a scarf, beading a necklace, or designing a homemade greeting card to send to a loved one. The possibilities are endless. The goal is just to have fun!
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 #30daysofcreativity #creativitychallenge #writinglife #artistlife #writingchallenge #inspiration
  • Day 23. Make Something with Your Hands
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    I suspect some of you have been waiting for this prompt all month!! While others might have just felt a twinge of anxiety. Full confession… I lean toward the latter group! As much as I love creating with the written word, there is something about hands-on crafts and art that brings out my inner perfectionist – meaning that I’m rarely satisfied with anything I create! (Raise your hand if you feel this way, too.) But I’m frequently inspired watching my twins at their crafting table. They’ll turn anything into a piece of art. Some Elmer’s glue and a basket of feathers, buttons, beads, or glitter, and they’re in seventh heaven. And it looks like so much fun!!
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    So today, I’m going to work hard to ignore the instinct to make something “good,” and simply create for the fun of it. Let’s all channel our inner kindergarteners and see where it leads! -
    If the idea of a mixed-media collage doesn’t appeal to you, no worries! Try building a birdhouse, planting a pot of herbs, crocheting a scarf, beading a necklace, or designing a homemade greeting card to send to a loved one. The possibilities are endless. The goal is just to have fun!
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    #30daysofcreativity #creativitychallenge #writinglife #artistlife #writingchallenge #inspiration
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  • Last week I decided I needed some kind of change to my morning routine. I didn’t know what until I saw my neglected tarot cards sitting on my bookshelf. That’s it, I thought. Let me try that. And this was my draw from today. Nine of wands. It was the exact card I needed to draw since I woke up with a lot of self down and questions about “will I get this right?” and other self doubt. Instantly every negative thought about today was washed away. I’m about to sit down to write and crush all the words 😎 do you ever change up your morning routine? Are you a fan of tarot cards? .
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#tarot #tarotcards #reading #books #writing #authorsofinstagram #booklife #writer #bookstagram #bookblogger #vsco #vscocam #writinglife #authorlife #romancebooks
  • Last week I decided I needed some kind of change to my morning routine. I didn’t know what until I saw my neglected tarot cards sitting on my bookshelf. That’s it, I thought. Let me try that. And this was my draw from today. Nine of wands. It was the exact card I needed to draw since I woke up with a lot of self down and questions about “will I get this right?” and other self doubt. Instantly every negative thought about today was washed away. I’m about to sit down to write and crush all the words 😎 do you ever change up your morning routine? Are you a fan of tarot cards? .
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    #tarot #tarotcards #reading #books #writing #authorsofinstagram #booklife #writer #bookstagram #bookblogger #vsco #vscocam #writinglife #authorlife #romancebooks
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  • Day 23. Make Something with Your Hands
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I suspect some of you have been waiting for this prompt all month!! While others might have just felt a twinge of anxiety. Full confession… I lean toward the latter group! As much as I love creating with the written word, there is something about hands-on crafts and art that brings out my inner perfectionist – meaning that I’m rarely satisfied with anything I create! (Raise your hand if you feel this way, too.) But I’m frequently inspired watching my twins at their crafting table. They’ll turn anything into a piece of art. Some Elmer’s glue and a basket of feathers, buttons, beads, or glitter, and they’re in seventh heaven. And it looks like so much fun!!
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So today, I’m going to work hard to ignore the instinct to make something “good,” and simply create for the fun of it. Let’s all channel our inner kindergarteners and see where it leads! -
If the idea of a mixed-media collage doesn’t appeal to you, no worries! Try building a birdhouse, planting a pot of herbs, crocheting a scarf, beading a necklace, or designing a homemade greeting card to send to a loved one. The possibilities are endless. The goal is just to have fun!
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 #30daysofcreativity #creativitychallenge #writinglife #artistlife #writingchallenge #inspiration
  • Day 23. Make Something with Your Hands
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    I suspect some of you have been waiting for this prompt all month!! While others might have just felt a twinge of anxiety. Full confession… I lean toward the latter group! As much as I love creating with the written word, there is something about hands-on crafts and art that brings out my inner perfectionist – meaning that I’m rarely satisfied with anything I create! (Raise your hand if you feel this way, too.) But I’m frequently inspired watching my twins at their crafting table. They’ll turn anything into a piece of art. Some Elmer’s glue and a basket of feathers, buttons, beads, or glitter, and they’re in seventh heaven. And it looks like so much fun!!
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    So today, I’m going to work hard to ignore the instinct to make something “good,” and simply create for the fun of it. Let’s all channel our inner kindergarteners and see where it leads! -
    If the idea of a mixed-media collage doesn’t appeal to you, no worries! Try building a birdhouse, planting a pot of herbs, crocheting a scarf, beading a necklace, or designing a homemade greeting card to send to a loved one. The possibilities are endless. The goal is just to have fun!
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    #30daysofcreativity #creativitychallenge #writinglife #artistlife #writingchallenge #inspiration
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  • CONGRATULATIONS and welcome father and son @santielscott and @cscott418 to the Business of Books Mastermind Group!!!
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B.O.B. Mastermind Group is designed to help you get your book published and generate new revenue streams!
New and Experienced Authors Will Learn:
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- How to identify your target market
- How to structure your book
- How to build your audience
- How to market your book
- How to sell your book
- How to create additional streams of income from your book.
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If you’re ready to become a published author visit: www.businessofbooksmastermind.com
  • CONGRATULATIONS and welcome father and son @santielscott and @cscott418 to the Business of Books Mastermind Group!!!
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    B.O.B. Mastermind Group is designed to help you get your book published and generate new revenue streams!
    New and Experienced Authors Will Learn:
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    - How to identify your target market
    - How to structure your book
    - How to build your audience
    - How to market your book
    - How to sell your book
    - How to create additional streams of income from your book.
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    If you’re ready to become a published author visit: www.businessofbooksmastermind.com
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  • Save the turtles one nitro lid at a time ✌🏻 🌻 // side note: hands are weird in pictures
  • Save the turtles one nitro lid at a time ✌🏻 🌻 // side note: hands are weird in pictures
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  • #sevendaybookcoverchallenge • 3/7 📚
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Of all the courses I developed and taught during my 9 years as a university professor, my favorite was called “Writing Biography,” a freshman seminar in which 18 year olds spent a semester reading books and essays—and learning to conduct research—that would prepare them to write the biography of a grandparent (alive or dead) • I always began with THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Joan Dideon’s #2005 book about the death of her husband (and writing partner) of 40 years, John Gregory Dunne •
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This brief book is many, many things—perhaps foremost a portrait of an exceptional, complicated, and often very difficult marriage • But it is Dideon’s ability to capture and render, on the page, an experience nearly as ineffable and incomprehensible as it is universal, that truly astonishes • (A Yale psychiatrist once told me that he and many others draw heavily on the book to help them treat patients—widows and widowers—in the throes of runaway grief) •
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“How can we write about something we’ve never experienced?” my students always wanted to know, on the first day of class • That’s what biographers must do all of the time, of course, if they’re any good • They must inhabit, as best they can, their subjects’ innermost sanctums •
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And in order for my students to get some sense, however incomplete, of how it *feels* to lose your other half, I offered them Dideon’s memoir •
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It worked, too • They brought to their extensive interviews with bereft grandparents a perspective they’d never have been able to fathom, if not for this remarkable book •
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Can empathy be taught? • Yes—within reason • The earlier, the better • And through reading, as the “experts” have argued, for years and years •
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| #joandideon #grandparentslove #bookschangelives #writinglife #stilllifephotography #rooms
  • #sevendaybookcoverchallenge • 3/7 📚
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    Of all the courses I developed and taught during my 9 years as a university professor, my favorite was called “Writing Biography,” a freshman seminar in which 18 year olds spent a semester reading books and essays—and learning to conduct research—that would prepare them to write the biography of a grandparent (alive or dead) • I always began with THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Joan Dideon’s #2005 book about the death of her husband (and writing partner) of 40 years, John Gregory Dunne •
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    This brief book is many, many things—perhaps foremost a portrait of an exceptional, complicated, and often very difficult marriage • But it is Dideon’s ability to capture and render, on the page, an experience nearly as ineffable and incomprehensible as it is universal, that truly astonishes • (A Yale psychiatrist once told me that he and many others draw heavily on the book to help them treat patients—widows and widowers—in the throes of runaway grief) •
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    “How can we write about something we’ve never experienced?” my students always wanted to know, on the first day of class • That’s what biographers must do all of the time, of course, if they’re any good • They must inhabit, as best they can, their subjects’ innermost sanctums •
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    And in order for my students to get some sense, however incomplete, of how it *feels* to lose your other half, I offered them Dideon’s memoir •
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    It worked, too • They brought to their extensive interviews with bereft grandparents a perspective they’d never have been able to fathom, if not for this remarkable book •
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    Can empathy be taught? • Yes—within reason • The earlier, the better • And through reading, as the “experts” have argued, for years and years •
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    | #joandideon #grandparentslove #bookschangelives #writinglife #stilllifephotography #rooms
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- 12. MABEL - The flash of light fades and fuzzy outlines become shapes and colors. Finally! 1000x in front of the Ocular and I still think it’s SO slow!⁣
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Okay, now I can see a checkout line. I look for her. So many adults! I wanna tell ‘em, “None of y’all have any idea what it’s really like here, even when you dream about it. Found her! She’s reading a Marie Claire between a tall man with his baby and a bored woman in a suit. ⁣
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“That’s such an old-person magazine!” But she loves it. I touch the lens as she sets it down and shuffles forward, mumbling. I can’t see her basket but it’s probably the usual: almonds and white peaches. She’d always tell me Cleopatra ate them. She didn’t.⁣
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A group of teenagers, ahead of her, go to pay and she takes her time movin’ up, playing with her nose. But a scratch doesn’t fix the itch, so right there in the aisle, she stops and stabs her index finger straight up her nose!⁣
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“What?!”⁣
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A kid my age, one lane over, is hypnotized. His mother acts like she doesn’t notice. I laugh and slap the glass. One finger’s not doin’ it though. She’s goin’ all up in there now! The usual nail dig with a twist; nope, it’s a head-tilt to get some leverage and she’s scraping away mining those boogers! I’m dying, laughing.⁣
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Annoyed, she snorts. The thing is lodged up hard! She bends over and huffs out through her nose for some wind help. Now EVERYONE is looking! The man in front pushes forward to get away and the face of the woman behind her is half-horror, half-confusion. The fascinated kid knocks over everything on the aisle barrier – he’s not missin’ a thing!⁣
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With a whoop, she stands straight and smiles, not carin’ a lick about the people who’ll be talking all about “the crazy-old-black-woman at Whole Foods” later. She wipes her hand on her pants, closes her eyes and takes a deep, clear breath. ⁣
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When she opens them she’s looking right at me! I fall back, but then she looks away, messing with her basket. She pulls out a handful of almonds and pops ‘em in her mouth. She looks so happy. They call her number just as the Ocular starts to close. I sigh, running my fingers across the lens, and say, “Bye, Nana. I’ll see you soon.”

  • - 12. MABEL - The flash of light fades and fuzzy outlines become shapes and colors. Finally! 1000x in front of the Ocular and I still think it’s SO slow!⁣

    Okay, now I can see a checkout line. I look for her. So many adults! I wanna tell ‘em, “None of y’all have any idea what it’s really like here, even when you dream about it. Found her! She’s reading a Marie Claire between a tall man with his baby and a bored woman in a suit. ⁣

    “That’s such an old-person magazine!” But she loves it. I touch the lens as she sets it down and shuffles forward, mumbling. I can’t see her basket but it’s probably the usual: almonds and white peaches. She’d always tell me Cleopatra ate them. She didn’t.⁣

    A group of teenagers, ahead of her, go to pay and she takes her time movin’ up, playing with her nose. But a scratch doesn’t fix the itch, so right there in the aisle, she stops and stabs her index finger straight up her nose!⁣

    “What?!”⁣

    A kid my age, one lane over, is hypnotized. His mother acts like she doesn’t notice. I laugh and slap the glass. One finger’s not doin’ it though. She’s goin’ all up in there now! The usual nail dig with a twist; nope, it’s a head-tilt to get some leverage and she’s scraping away mining those boogers! I’m dying, laughing.⁣

    Annoyed, she snorts. The thing is lodged up hard! She bends over and huffs out through her nose for some wind help. Now EVERYONE is looking! The man in front pushes forward to get away and the face of the woman behind her is half-horror, half-confusion. The fascinated kid knocks over everything on the aisle barrier – he’s not missin’ a thing!⁣

    With a whoop, she stands straight and smiles, not carin’ a lick about the people who’ll be talking all about “the crazy-old-black-woman at Whole Foods” later. She wipes her hand on her pants, closes her eyes and takes a deep, clear breath. ⁣

    When she opens them she’s looking right at me! I fall back, but then she looks away, messing with her basket. She pulls out a handful of almonds and pops ‘em in her mouth. She looks so happy. They call her number just as the Ocular starts to close. I sigh, running my fingers across the lens, and say, “Bye, Nana. I’ll see you soon.”
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  • Want more fierce creative nonfiction, as well as writing advice, from this lovely lady? Order Plume for May today! See shop link in bio. 💜 @jenniferjordanschaller
  • Want more fierce creative nonfiction, as well as writing advice, from this lovely lady? Order Plume for May today! See shop link in bio. 💜 @jenniferjordanschaller
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