Have you been feeling a bit punchy lately?
Know what will cure that?
Getting something down on paper!
It’s not a bad idea to write out whatever is bothering you. On the page, you can push, pull, manipulate, erase, and sometimes solve problems.
But even if you’re Pollyanna today, I promise if you’ll feel better if you set a writing goal and strive to reach it today. You’re bound to make some progress, and you’ll have us all cheering you on!
Please leave a comment below, because, you know, cheerleading our way is a mutual endeavor. Good luck, and hallelujah! (A tip: Don’t use as many exclamation points in your writing as I just did. Editors frown on that.) see you later.
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Glenda Bailey-Mershon is the author of the novel Eve’s Garden (Twisted Road, 2014), the story of three generations of Romani women surviving in North Georgia, USA, during the 1960s. She is also the author of Weaver’s Knot: Poems (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2023) and other poetry titles, including sa-co-ni-ge/blue smoke: poems from the Southern Appalachians (Jane’s Stories) and Bird Talk: Poems (Wild Dove). A founder of the nonprofit, Jane’s Stories Press Foundarion, which presents the Clara Johnson Award for Women’s Literature, she edited four of their anthologies, the latest being Bridges and Borders, featuring immigrant women writers.
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