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  1. Bill Jones, Jr.
    November 2, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given was from an ER nurse. She told me to understand what I can and cannot control. And that which I cannot, let it go.

    I agree. If the words are not ready to come out now. Stop, and live. Sometimes we have to add life in order to write about life.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      November 2, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

      Very true Bill letting go of what we can’t control can make the difference between living life and winding up in the loony bin

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  2. Patricia Yager Delagrange
    November 2, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Great post, Alica. Another lesson in how we have to get out there and live life in order to write about it in any way that’s going to be believable.
    Thank you.
    Patti

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      November 2, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

      SJ gave some great advice, thanks so much for stopping in and commenting Patti.

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  3. SJ Driscoll
    November 3, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my writing, Alica! And thanks for your comments, Bill and Patricia.

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  4. Sharon Clare
    November 3, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    Julia Cameron wrote a book called The Artist’s Way and she says every week we must get out of our regular space and experience something we’ve never done before, even if it’s buying an ice cream in a new part of town. This is the way we fill our well.

    It seems like so much of what’s important in life is relative. You’ve reminded me to be grateful for the little accomplishments. Great post!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      November 5, 2011 @ 1:46 am

      I haven’t read it, but my husband has. I like the idea of going to new places to help be more creative. I know I get into a rut and then freak out because I haven’t left the four blocks around my home in weeks.

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