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Archive for Randomly Joanna

Your Heroine’s Journey: A Digital Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a weaver woman. She spun yarn for a living, weaving words into tapestries of writing: telling stories, making announcements, sharing news.  She spun words that the rulers could use to make speeches and make pronouncements.  She picked up threads from the people running hither…

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Generosity: in 2 Syllables or Less

One evening, over dinner, the world collapsed around my ears. I phoned my friend. “I don’t think I’ll make it on Friday,” I whispered. “Are you all right?” she asked. “No,” I said. “I’m coming to get you”, she said. And so she did. She: Came and got me.  Took…

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Learning from the Writing on the Wall

This month’s “What I Learned From…” group writing project is what I learned from government. As I worked for the government in Scotland for just over 10 years my thoughts immediately turned to what I learned from that experience.  And as I like to try and weave the ‘what I…

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What I Learned From Watching Ferry Boats

I’ve been clearing out photos recently as I start to get ready for my move. A lot of the photos I’ve taken over the years are from walks around the west coast of Scotland, which means ferry boats are a recurring theme. Pictures taken from the boat, of the boats…

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What I Learned From My Cat About The Writing Life

Animals are great teachers. This is what I learned from my cat about the writing life: Keep irregular hours: if you want to prowl around at night or take outrageous naps in the afternoon go ahead and do it. Who said there were rules? Be totally independent: give when you…

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