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My Favorite Writing Advice: Inspiration Has To Find You Working

By Shelli Johnson | Jan 14, 2013

Favorite writing advice: “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” Who said the writing advice inspiration has to find you working: Pablo Picasso Why: Well, he was a painter, not a writer, but still for any artist, I don’t think I’ve heard truer advice. You can’t sit around waiting for inspiration to strike …

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Comparison Will Suck Your Soul Dry

By Shelli Johnson | Dec 10, 2012

  “Comparison is an act of violence against yourself.” ~Iyanla Vanzant Well, here’s me writing another post I need to hear because comparison will suck your soul dry. It goes hand-in-hand with a post I did on why I stopped looking at the numbers. Show of hands: How many people have ever compared themselves to …

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Slow-Cooker Cheddar Cheesy Potatoes

By Shelli Johnson | Dec 3, 2012

Need an easy side dish that tastes great & doesn’t cost too much? Slow-cooker cheddar cheesy potatoes are a fantastic choice. Prep. time: about 10 minutes. Costs less than $10. Feeds 6 – 8. To make slow-cooker cheddar cheesy potatoes, you’ll need: 8 medium potatoes, peeled & sliced thin 1 cup bacon, cooked & torn …

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My Favorite Writing Advice: Write 15 Minutes Every Day

By Shelli Johnson | Nov 26, 2012

Favorite writing advice: “Write without editing in your journal for 15 minutes every day. It will change your life.” Who said the writing advice write 15 minutes every day: Katherine Black, poet & creative writing professor Why: Writing steam of consciousness ~ whatever comes to mind, zero editing or judgment ~ lets you open up your …

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10 Things I’m *Sigh* Still Learning

By Shelli Johnson | Nov 12, 2012

So this one goes along with a post I did on things I wish I’d known when I was 20. I’m still learning things. Sadly, I tend to learn things the hard way. So, if I could talk some sense to my current self (maybe this time I’ll listen!), here are some things I’d say: …

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Why It’s Not The Critic Who Matters

By Shelli Johnson | Nov 5, 2012

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs …

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Slow-Cooker Garden-Fresh Spaghetti Sauce

By Shelli Johnson | Oct 22, 2012

So my lovely neighbors brought over a bunch of fresh vegetables from their garden & I was in the mood for pasta, so I came up with this slow-cooker spaghetti sauce. It takes about 20 minutes prep time, but that’s mostly cutting up the vegetables & browning the meat (if you add meat to it). …

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Small as a Mustard Seed Wins MWSA Silver Medal for Literary Fiction

By Shelli Johnson | Oct 8, 2012

  My novel, Small as a Mustard Seed, just won the Silver Medal 2012 Book Award for Literary Fiction by the Military Writers Society of America.  I’ve been a member of the MWSA for nearly a year now and am happy to support our troops in the best way that I know how, by writing. …

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Why You Should Listen To Your Body Truth

By Shelli Johnson | Oct 1, 2012

“Your mind lies. Your body doesn’t. Listen to your body truth.” ~several yoga instructors over the years A while back I made a choice that changed my life and not in a good way because I didn’t listen to my body truth. My head talked me into it. That conversation went something like this: Me: …

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