Looking forward to grace

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I want to wish all my readers in the U.S. an early Happy Independence Day. It’s easy to get discouraged by the news on a daily basis, but in spite of all that we read, hear, and see, we still live in an amazing country. In spite of all the negativity, there is still room in our country for creativity — and grace — to grow. Don’t forget that.


You may wonder why I mentioned “grace.” It’s because grace is necessary in so many things. It requires patience and time. It can fuel a variety of pursuits. For more on this, go now to this week’s motivational quote on “A Writer’s Heartbeats.”

Sometimes we need to allow ourselves a measure of grace, especially when we’re pursuing our life’s passions. That’s what I’ve done today, despite the mild chagrin I still feel at doing so. In a sharp departure from what I normally write, I posted a poem today. Poetry is definitely not a strength of mine, but writing instructors often encourage writers to pursue subjects outside their favorite genres to help themselves stretch. Check out my efforts at stretching now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

On Wednesday I’ll share two new book reviews with you. First, find out what I thought of Colum McCann’s Letters to A Young Writer. Then I’ll share my thoughts on the YA novel Textrovert by Lindsey Summers. Find both reviews in the middle of the week on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

This Thursday it’s back to writing prompts for Monday’s fiction/writing, and on Friday I share my latest parenting adventures on planning a birthday party in my latest Growth Chart.

Have a fantastic week, readers, and don’t forget to show someone a measure of grace today.



One thought on “Looking forward to grace

    Bharat Rawal said:
    July 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Did not realize that you were starting to write poems. I enjoyed it and understand what you are saying.

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