Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Every Day is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to all. I’ve been planting trees and shrubs this spring, added a new raised bed for growing vegetables, and will plant more pollinators to attract bees, including lavender, Russian sage, poppies, and sunflowers. Here’s a list of pollinators that might work in your yard. As writers there’s so much we can do […]

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And yet, words are the passkeys to our souls. Without them, we can’t really share the enormity of our lives. ~Diane Ackerman  

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Writers need to stay curious

  “The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day. Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat and unyielding, and, despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and […]

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