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Tuesday, November 10, 2015



Familidays is the time families and friends come-together for an activity or function. It may be a graduation, movie day or just because one's choice day. The time spent will roll-out funny, interesting and, often, shocking behaviors.
  • These moments expose possible writing ideas.
  • Research a specific behavior is an option.
  • The historical beginning of a holiday could hold promise.
A news article grabs attention when it details what happened at pool-side, during a dinner or after the party. The circumstances of your last dinner or after "it" happened. The circumstances of a certain incident rose to mind? This is the moment to write an article. Why?
  • It's therapeutic.
  • The article has an ability to help someone.
  • At the least, learn from it. 
I remember, for example, a person who kept her lips moist by spreading petroleum jelly on them. She applied it like lipstick. Dinner was over, and she applied it. Some time passed. Again, the jelly was plopped on her lips. Without warning, she'd plop a kiss on your cheek. You never knew when the kiss would come. How can one action become a writing idea?
  • She inspired the poem, "The Plopper."
  • "Familidays," the blog post taps into it.
  • A character in my novel may have a similar habit.
The idea is to set creativity on fire, or keep churning out writing projects. Perhaps, the term familidays fails to excite your creative flow. Shuffle the word around to dance with your creativity. How? Think of your most frequently used words.
  • What word is comfortable with you, your creativity?
  • Select the line, word, that inspires you.
  • Take some time to think about it.
Put two words together. Experiment. Relax. You may become tired. Stop. Come-back tomorrow. I'm going to drop some words off the top of my head. It can be fun. Let me know what you came up with. Any word or every word can take part.
  • Turkelicious.
  • Ween-madness.
  • Troleum-plopper.  

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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