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IN MY OWN WORDS Finding the humor and humanity in everyday life.

English - Faith, Life, Writing
http://www.dianeweidenbenner.com
IN MY OWN WORDS · 1w ago

IWSG: Do I use personal information with my characters?

In answer to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group question for October: Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on pupose? My answer...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 1M ago

IWSG: Have I ever surprised myself with my writing?

The answer to this month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group question is a resounding yes! You’ve heard it said that “Hindsight is 20/20”. This is true for my writing many times. Periodically,...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 2M ago

Crochet the night away …

Have you ever wanted to learn how to do something so badly? Something that has alluded you, taunted you, frustrated you, gnawed at you? That’s the way I feel about learning to crochet. I lea...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 2M ago

#IWSG: Pet peeves when reading/writing/editing

The question for today’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop is, “What are your pet peeves …” The only pet peeve that I can think of is when writers misspell words or have typos in thei...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 2M ago

Clean laundry

When I was little, my mom washed and hung our clothes outside on the clothesline to dry. We had a dryer but keeping costs down was important and our clothes smelled terrific afterward. Over ...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 3M ago

IWSG: What fuels our writing?

We recently experienced a loss in our family. Our cat of 12 years, Tikey, had to be euthanized because he had cancer and he was in pain. I used to have trouble writing with so much emotion b...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 3M ago

Five Minute Friday: A bittersweet BLESSING

Usually when I think of blessings, I think of positive things that I find incredibly heartwarming or awesome, that have happened in my life. Today, I’m counting a blessing that is bitterswee...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 4M ago

#IWSG: How to find blogging topics?

The first Wednesday of the month is the official Insecure Writer’s Support Group day! When I first started my blog, it was as much for my own sanity as it was for others. I hope that doesn’t...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 5M ago

#AtoZChallenge: Zee end!

Okay, I might be cheating a bit with this last entry. I was thinking that while the A to Z Challenge is coming to an end, and April for that matter, spring is beginning to rock! Weeks ago, I...
IN MY OWN WORDS · 5M ago

#AtoZChallenge and #CTST: Yard sailing

#CTST: garage sale finds and also interacting with interesting people while shopping in neighborhoods!   Here are a few tips I’ve picked up during my yard sale exploits. Do you care to share...