Author Archive: ansuyo

Find your own hidden gems of creativity

“Everyone wants to be creative, but some people just seem to ooze creativity from their pores.  Many people believe creativity is a certain something you either have or don’t have.     The truth of the matter is that everyone has a creative side.  It may look different than that of others, but everyone can turn on …

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Poetry: Corpus Callosum

Corpus Callosum — the connection of the Right and Left sides of the brain Poem by Angela Masters Young c 2012 Do you ever struggle between the two sides of your brain? How do you work it out? Do you wish you had this problem?  ;]   Related articles ‘New beginning’ in split-brain research, using …

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The Gremlin Got Me!

A writing Gremlin has been eating both sides of my brain dogging my steps lately.  I’m not sure what his name is, but I sure wish he’d go away.  Some might call him ‘writer’s block’; others might call him ‘extreme busy-ness’.  I just call him a pain in the butt neck.  Fortunately, in my blog …

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Crossing Mountains (one pebble at a time)

I came across this quote in one of my puzzle books: “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.   Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain”. Anonymous       How often, in life and in our writing endeavors, do …

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Word Power Away!

With the younger grandkids here this week, I am getting a mega-dose of children’s programing.  Super Readers, Word Girl, and Build-a-Word, among others, teach children about the wonder of words.  Both children (2 and 4) have eyes glued to the set and try to participate when it’s called for.  The power of words.  If this were my other blog, …

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Out of the Comfort Zone

I am a puzzle freak. I love a challenge. I need a challenge. ♥♦♥♦♥ I’m not talking about jigsaw, puzzles here.  I mean the kind that you buy in a booklet type thing.  Cross Sums, Numbers Place, Syllacrostics, Anacrostics, Cryptograms, and the like.  In my obsession, I often will get into one type of puzzle …

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Put the ketchup on ’em

My grandson loves to play “ketchup” when we’re in the car.  This game started as a game of “catch up” in which we would attempt to catch up to or pass the car in front of us (safely of course).  Soon it devolved evolved into “let’s put the ketchup on ’em gramma.” I tried to …

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Celeste: A Review

Celeste is a psychological thriller in novella form by Michelle Devon.  The word thriller definitely applies to this story.  It keeps the reader guessing at every turn and trying to predict the outcome.  Be warned that once you start reading, you will not want to put it down until the end.  Then you might wish it …

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Freelance Writing Guide: A Review

As a writer, I often look for articles and books that help me with my craft.  One such book is Freelance Writing Guide by Christine Rice.   Christine is a self-published writer who decided to share the things she learned in her first year as a free-lance writer.  The book is simple and concise, but it gives a …

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What a day!

Thank you all for your patience with me at this time of extreme business and little inspiration :)  If you follow my other blog, you may skip this, but I wanted to share it with those who do not follow over there because it is about 9/11.  You can find the post here if interested.  If …

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