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Blink — we’re halfway through the month!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Can you believe January is, essentially, halfway over? How are those New Year’s resolutions coming? What about those plans for 2019, the ones that help you pursue your life’s passion?

Sometimes, for the latter, we need a little motivation. That’s where our weekly inspirational quote comes in. Check out the newest one right now:

“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.”—David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

Sometimes when I write it turns out well; most often, the stories require another draft or two. But I keep writing, keep striving for excellence. That’s what the Writing Workshop is all about: the discipline to pursue that standard. To that end, I’ve posted this week’s short fiction. Here’s an excerpt:

The lights began to flicker, and a loud metallic bang made Kyle look up for a minute. Then he put his head back down. He never imagined he’d die in a plane full of strangers.

Read the whole piece now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, I’ll bring you a brand new book review. British thriller writer Fiona Barton is back with a brand new release next week, and I have a sneak peek for you on Wednesday. Come back then to read my review on The Write Edge Bookshelf.

At the end of the week I’ll share a brand new piece on parenting. I hope some of you other parents have a thought to share on this week’s post. Find out why this Friday on Growth Chart.

Have a wonderful week, readers!

E.R.G.

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Happy new year’s eve!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! As we close out 2018, I wanted to offer you a wish or two. This has been a year full of tumult for many, on many different levels and for a variety of reasons. In these times of chaos, it’s imperative that we hold fast to our dreams. When life, or world, events knock you down, gather some of the rubble and use it to build the foundation for your aspirations. Even the most sincere dreams require work, as we’re reminded in this week’s motivational quote:

“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.”–Charles Dickens

It’s the last Monday of the month, so I’m sharing a few pieces that caught my eye. Achieving our goals truly is a group effort, and I believe in supporting the writing community. It makes sense, then, that I turn the focus to them. This month’s picks are a little tart, a little sweet, but definitely enjoyable for consumption. Find them now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

I’ll be taking the rest of the week off from blogging to spend time with family, but I’ll return next Monday with more stories, more book reviews, and more parenting adventures for 2019. Thank you so much, readers, for sticking with The Write Edge and its ancillary blogs.

I wish you a joyful, healthy new year.

E.R.G.