The Magic That Comes From Writing About Resilient Characters #AmWriting

Lucy Mitchell

Last year I wrote a postonhow writing about characters who reinvent themselves can spark a change in your own life. Back then writing about Pippa’s transformation in my book, Instructions For Falling In Love Again, had sparked enormous change in my own life. My post questioned whether writing about change had this magic ability to set off a chain reaction of change deep inside of me.

At the end of last year I became obsessed with creating new characters who were life survivors in my eyes. They were a bit rough around the edges but had a hidden diamond quality to them. Life hadn’t been fair to them but against the odds they’d somehow managed to survive whatever had come their way. No matter what I threw at them they always seemed to bounce back. These characters felt more realistic to me and a lot like some of…

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Sunday Writing Prompt “Fortune Teller”

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Fortune Teller

For today’s prompt you are going to try your hand at fortune telling. Use whatever method you like. Make a prediction, make sure to address the audience for whom your predication is intended. The audience can be the whole world, it can be a friend, family member, yourself, or a specific group of individuals. You can also write about a specific historical prophet or fortune teller such as Nostradamus. Fictional stories work too!

Funny side note while I was writing this prompt a song came on with this lyric “Fortune teller said I’d be free and that’s the day you came to me.”

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To dare, to dream, to be…

The Silent Eye

‘To know, to dare, to will… and to keep silent’… this is a phrase heard within many branches of the Mysteries and one which echoes facets of the labyrinthine journey undertaken by those of us who work within them. It is an old saying, but none the worse for that, as much of the magical and mystical tradition is rooted in history. It contains much wisdom… a veritable treasure trove that responds to exploration by the meditative mind.

When we were setting up the Silent Eye, talking about how we could encapsulate something of the essence of the School’s ethos in a few words,  that phrase was the starting point for a discussion. The school is a place where we ensure that ‘the heart and the head drink from the same stream’. It is just as easy to get lost in soggy sentimentality as it is to bury oneself in…

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Falling into A Peaceful Easy Slumber – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


The greatest perk of holiday weekends is the chance to sleep late. I may have a delayed sleep phase disorder. It is a phenomenon where an individual ends up falling asleep after the normal bedtimes of most folks. For years, I believed I suffered from insomnia. Aren’t we all supposed to nod off at 10 pm and rise eight hours later? The problem is, I hit my second wind around nine and don’t become tired enough to relax and snooze until well after midnight. But having to conform to social norms requires me to set my alarm for 5 am.

Thanks to technology, I have monitored, logged, and tracked my sleep schedule. It turns out, when left to wake naturally, my regular cycle lasts six hours and twenty minutes. I routinely start projects after nine in the evening and can continue until one or two in the morning. Contrary, what…

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Beyond the Sphere

It’s Debbie’s One Word Sunday, and the theme this week is Umbrella.

This week, I’ve pushed the boundaries of one of the definitions of the word: a thing that includes or contains many different elements or parts.

We’re looking at my magnifying glass which is over a selection of my crystals. The glass covered all of the stones, but looking through the glass revealed only part of the selection. The link is there. Somewhat stretched, but it’s there! You just have to look at it from a slightly different perspective.

Posted also for Becky’s Square Perspectives.

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“Simply The Best!” Tina Turner – Song Lyric Sunday – More – July 5 2020

“English is a great language, but some common adjectives form irregular comparatives and superlatives, like the word “good” forms better and best, not “gooder” and “goodest”.   These three words good, better, and best are examples of the three forms of an adjective or adverb being positive, comparative, and superlative.  St. Jerome once said, “Good, better, best.  Never let it rest.  ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

This week we have the delightful, lovely, magnificent, marvelous, splendid prompts of Best/Better/Good/Great and hopefully this will fit for everyone.


Tina Turner(bornAnna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer and actress. Turner rose to prominence as part of theIke & Tina Turner Revuebefore launching a successful career as a solo performer. Having sold over 100 million records, she is one of thebest-selling recording artists of all timeand has been referred to asThe Queen of…

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broken bottle

words less spoken

spider’s web on the corner
the dust and sunlight dance
a waltz
cracks in my bones books on my shelves chipped polish on my nails
the spider has gone to another land and i wonder if she was a pilgrim looking for God as well
not in the mood for anything to eat i sit and watch my cat sneak around the tables
silence in my heart and in the windows purple orange skies
no particular need for any promise i’m quite grown up
and think beyond those silly things
but every now and then the feeling flutters like a moth outside his lantern how did time
escape from me
ah yes a broken glass
in the midst of my heart

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