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9/23/16–The Writer

The Writer by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/23/16, 3AMish, the writer’s gloaming hour. A writer’s work is their atonement to life, their at-one-ment for living, at-one-ment with reader. Writers sacrifice their own selves to tell a story. They splay themselves, unabashedly … Continue reading

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9/9/16–Lethean Literature

Memory. I used to be flabbergasted by authors who didn’t recognize their own writing or were shocked when someone quoted them and they responded, “I said that?” Now I know the reality. When the Facebook Memories app reminds me of … Continue reading

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I found this from early in September.  It was some thoughts strung together, like pearls on a string. “There is silence and then the words come, slowly born out of the stillness–they form, they touch, they connect, they embrace, they … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Poetry

There’s a Communion of Words coming up in a couple weeks at church. I’ve been looking through my poetry this morning and I have 4 possible contenders. It’s such a vulnerable place. My writing is very personal and it makes … Continue reading

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“Storytelling is a shared, creative process. Once you hear a story, it becomes yours–yours to tell. And what that story means now, has changed a little bit because of you. Your life experience, your veils and filters. You become the … Continue reading

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“Every person can write poetry. Everyone can sing the song of the soul. You only need a pen and paper and a beautiful, quiet place to weave your words into music.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/21/15 Version #2 “Poetry only requires … Continue reading

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“For writers, insomnia awakens inspiration! She is the muse of night and weary bards.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 6/16/15 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Gerard_ter_Borch_-_Die_Briefschreiberin_(Schwester_Gesine).jpg Woman Writing by Gerard ter Borch

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3/18/15–Soul Ink

“A writer’s inkwell is her soul.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh

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1/4/15–Lost Poetry

“I lament all the poems forever lost because the poet couldn’t see through her tears to write them down.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 1/2/15

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