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#WeekendCoffeeShare Transformation Time

January 7, 2017 , , , , , ,




If we were having coffee this weekend I would tell you my life is healthy and happy with few exceptions.  I had a quiet week experimenting with historical fiction and multi camera live streaming on Facebook.  I produced nothing of great artistic import, but have challenged myself to develop these skills in order to do so.  I wrote one very undeveloped story in which I mixed some outrageous truths about my paternal great-grandfather with some embellishment I created.  It was short and kind of silly, but I feel happy to have started down this path.  I published it.  I have studied my genealogy for a long time, and have many factual stories on which to base my future efforts. I believe in time I will write longer and more involved stories, but also have been reading and studying flash fiction.  This burning hot brief format insists on an outstanding title, a perfect last line, and usually the events presented out of chronological order.  I want to work up to that too.  I started a bullet journal and joined a Facebook group on the subject. This calendar system is a brilliant way for me to incorporate my new writing styles into my regular blogging.  I have much to learn from the Bu-Jo peeps, as they call themselves.  They are inspiring and highly educational, much like the food preppers.

If you are here in Tucson at my home today I will invite you to drink a hot cup of coffee or tea of your choice.  I had a big fire in the stove last night so the house is staying warm this morning.  We have not had our first real freeze, so the flowers are still in bloom.  Help yourself to fresh grapefruit juice from the giant crop I am harvesting in the garden this year.  I am serving a large fruit salad with berries and watermelon.  Enjoy our sunny day and some fresh fruit flavors while you tell me how your week has been.  I so appreciate sharing this time will all of you on the weekends.  In fact, many of my new efforts as a writer have been inspired by all of you.  I love to learn about your writing studios, the writing  challenges you accept, and the way you make it work with daily life.  I admire the fiction writers and poets who tell stories from imagination.  I also love to see the photography from your own environments. I get to travel without leaving my office.  I look forward to your visits. You have encouraged and inspired me to transform and expand my writing skills.  It reminds me of being in beginners’ ski school, where you see that everyone falls down, but with practice they get better.  You fiction writers are like the intermediate skiers who make me want to be that good someday. Starting is key.

If you want to share some digital coffee and some relaxation with a group of writers go to Diana’s weekend party link.  She holds this regular gathering of inspiring individuals from her home in New Orleans.  Please join us to  read, write, or comment on your week.  Thank you all for stopping by today.



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We used to spend our winters in Arizona and southeastern California. I would be nice to be in the south. Hsve a pleasurable week.



January 7, 2017

Thanks for coffee. Looking forward to your future posts. 🙂



January 9, 2017

I like your weekend coffee shares! I find the things you share are very relevant and/or thought provoking


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

January 17, 2017

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