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Category: Sincerely BG

Book Reviews and Why They Matter

Whether we are authors, or avid readers, it is important when we buy a book that we leave a review.  You may wonder why it is so important.  Let me give you some reasons. Scouring the book reviews online will help us decide if the book is a hit or…

Developing Your Writing Style

You have this post you’re working on which you feel is skillfully crafted with each brush stroke of your best word paints.  You are sure it is your “Michelangelo” in words. It is bright, and so picturesque that even the blind can bask in its colorful…

Quotes and Analogies to Learn From

Don’t you just love quotes and analogies?  They can make your day, lift you up, and cause you to see things in a different way.  I’ve come across a few of them this week that have bumped around inside my brain like nagging thoughts tend to…

Writing Therapy: Knowing Who We Are and How to Live Well in Our Own Skin

Using words  in writing to entertain, tell narratives, uplift, educate, and delight are just one side of the silver coin; there is however another aspect of writing… “therapy.”  Writing to analyze thoughts, coordinate plans, and for thinking through deep concerns helps us to better know who we…

Breathe, Cry, Sing and Write…Is Your Heart In It?

Breathe, cry, sing and write…is your heart in your writing process?  When you write a great piece, all of this comes through in your writing…the emotion. Have you ever read a great book and the words just bring all of these emotions together?  One minute your…

A Life Lived Well

When thinking of a life lived well, we have to consider all aspects of life.  We have to consider, our thoughts, our actions, our words and deeds, along with the abstracts of rudders, hinges and springs. A rudder is a small instrument (or piece of wood) that  helps with the…

Writing Your Memories

Writing your memories is a great way to practice writing skills and add dimension to your passages.   Describing scents, emotions and other sensory perceptions will help bring a story alive and add more flavor.  Though some days in life are sweeter than others, you will also want to journal the…

I Hear Music in Words

“I hear music in words,” said every writer.  A lot of writers feel this way, but that is a meme I came up with because I say this all the time.  And, I do…I do hear music in words.  Those up and down hills and valleys…

Our Words and How They Affect Us

    Our words can affect others more than we realize sometimes.  Let’s face it, we all do it…say something we which we had not said.  And then we beat ourselves up, or someone else does, for that tactless slip that we cannot believe we just…