Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Seriously, don’t take yourself so seriously!


      ūüėÄūüėÄūüėÄūüėÄ ¬†:D   Don’t take yourself (or your writing) too seriously.¬† Since our writing is often like our ‘baby’ or our ‘art’, we tend to take it seriously and seek to protect it from any criticism.¬† Even the best writers turn out a lot of crap amidst the good stuff (you should …

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Gram and Poetry


  Hello there!¬† Pull up a chair and¬†a cup of coffee (tea, pop, …) and let’s talk about poetry.¬† No, you didn’t get the name wrong.¬† I, Gram, also¬†dabble in poetry, but it is not¬†my ‘thing’.¬† When I so, I, rather than¬†playing with ideas as Imma¬†is wont to do, play with the words, structures, styles, …

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What lurks within


This week, cruising through various blog posts, we discovered the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups — Week *35¬†and Gram decided to accept the challenge.¬† If you would like to join her, click on the link above.¬† As you know¬†if you follow this blog, poetry is difficult for Gram, but she has chosen to give …

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Meet MJ’s Brain


Imagine my surprise when I dropped in on MJLogan’s¬†blog to find my name, along with Gram’s and Imma’s, as part of his post.¬† Mike has taken the challenge of recognizing the two sides of the brain and how they effect (proofreader doesn’t like that word, but it’s what I meant.¬† It can affect writing as …

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Imma’s “suggestions” of writing


  As you know, I respect the need for rules, but I do not like them.¬† I prefer a more free-flowing work, applying my own rules as I go.¬† That being said, the following are some of my suggestions for improving your writing. 1.¬† Write, write, write, and then write some more. 2.¬† Don’t worry …

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Imma and Gram — BFFs


Did you know that Gram and Imma¬†are Besties? If you can wrap your brain around the idea that two sides of my brain can be¬†friends, you will understand.¬† Both sides of your brain are important and work together to create the unique and wonderful you!¬† Each side has it’s own¬†unique function, but they need one …

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Introducing my mini-Gram


I talk a lot about my Grand monster son here, because he gives me a lot of fodder for posts.¬† I do have 3 granddaughters as well.¬† Today, I will introduce you to Gram’s mini-me.¬† Her name is Kerstin, and she is 10 years old. This child is not the one to get all the …

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Grams rules of writing


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Death Hovers: Poetry Prompt


Death hovers Awaiting his chance Seeing through eyelids closed Waiting to be deceased Awareness fades out Death hovers ‚ô† Death hovers Who is that I see? She looks so familiar Awestruck, can she see me? Her hand reaches out Death hovers ‚ô† Death hovers I rise above her Lying there in her bed Doctors rushing …

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Imma’s Challenge


Once again, my grand monster¬†son (4 yo) comes through.¬† This child is about as right-brained as you can get.¬† He bursts into life every day with joy and¬†imagination.¬†Last week, I was parked¬†outside the trailer where my son and family live, waiting to take my son to work.¬† The window opens in one of the bedrooms …

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