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5 Unusual Words for Ancient

There are so many reasons to expand your vocabulary—especially as a writer! Between finding just the right word to for that perfect sentence and avoiding overuse, learning new words offers you an entire new arsenal of tools to choose from. How about starting with five words related to ancient.   Ancient itself means belonging to… Continue reading 5 Unusual Words for Ancient

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On Perfectionism

I’ve been very lackadaisical about writing posts lately. My last one was actually back in June so it’s been about a year since I decided to take a break from blogging. The extended break wasn’t entirely intentional. I moved across country which was one of the reasons I ultimately decided on taking a break from… Continue reading On Perfectionism

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On Obstacles

Every so often, things simply go wrong. It’s a fact of life. No matter how well prepared you are, sometimes things don’t go the way they were supposed to. The best laid plans of mice and men and all that. To illustrate and get into the idea behind the post, allow me to explain.  Last… Continue reading On Obstacles

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Welcome Back

I’m excited to be back! Initially when I decided to take a hiatus from active posting here on the Written Vixen, it was intended to do some basic clean-up that I didn’t have the time to do effectively. Amidst trying to balance writing, updating the blog and my daily life, I found an opportunity to… Continue reading Welcome Back

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Twisted Tales

In cultures all over the world, there are timeless stories. Often these are oral stories we might hear from parents or grandparents. Most of them have a moral bend—instructing the listeners to be kind, to have compassion and to stay hopeful. A lot of these stories get lumped in under fairy tales.   There’s a… Continue reading Twisted Tales