Tips | Writing

So Like Very

By on February 11
So Like Very EclecticEvelyn.com

So is one of those filler words. Similar to like and very.  These are words that are overused, really mean nothing,  and don’t add anything to a sentence. If you are writing and you see “so”, “like”, or “very”, take a minute and rethink their use.

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Tips | Writing

Finding Inspiration for a Love Note

By on February 10
Finding Inspiration for a Love Note EclecticEvelyn.com

Recently I wrote about the significance of a handwritten love letter. There truly is something magical about putting pen to paper rather than just pounding away at a keyboard. If you are looking for some inspiration on what to write in a romantic note for Valentine’s Day why not look to literature.

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Poetry | Writing

13 Pinable Rumi Quotes

By on February 8
13 Pinable Rumi Quotes EclecticEvelyn.com

Rumi was born in 1207 in Persia in the city of Balkh in what is present day Afghanistan. Rumi was a wealthy nobleman, theologian, and scholar. When he was in his late thirties he met Shams a wandering mystic. Shams was in his sixties. Rumi credits shams with transforming him from a sober scholar to a seeker of truth and love. A couple of years later Shams was gone and Rumi was grief stricken. Out of his grief came the poetry. This poetry is collected into two epic books named, Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi and Masnavi/Mathnawi.

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Writing

Everyone Needs a Handwritten Love Letter

By on January 31
Handwritten Love Letters EclecticEvelyn.com

I need to write more. My handwriting is starting to look atrocious and my hand cramps up when I write more than a sentence or two. In my youth, everyone always commented on how beautiful my handwriting was. I wrote with a flair for calligraphy.

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Life | WordlessWednesday

Welcome to Snapchat #WordlessWednesday

By on January 18
Eclectic Evelyn's #WordlessWednesday EclecticEvelyn.com
I have finally signed up for Snapchat and my kids think its great.

Any pointers on how I can use it with my blog?

Eclectic Evelyn Fabulous at 50 living and writing in Appalachia

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Poetry

Coat Conscious

By on January 7
Coat Conscious EclecticEvelyn.com

Coat of arms
Coated tongue
Raincoat
prophylactic
protects against more than rain

Winter coat
Hand me down coat
coat of many colors
Appalachian poverty
turned into a Christmas Special
entertainment for the masses

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Poetry | Writing

Spangly, Dangly, Sparkles and Fire

By on January 5
Spangly Dangly Sparkles EclecticEvelyn.com

Statuesque and tan
cut-offs and a striped tube top
Long blond hair flowing as she twirls
Tossing, spinning, twisting
Skyward the stars glinting in the evening light
She bends, one leg high in the air behind her
She scoops it up and smiles at me laughing.
She is everything, I want to be.

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Writing

Spider Veins

By on January 1
Spider Veins EclecticEvelyn.com

Spider veins run up her thighs and disappear somewhere under her skirt. She hates this uniform. She hates this job. She hates the smells and the noise. Most of all she hates the guys in the back. They are always screwing up her orders and causing her to lose tips. Tips are what she lives on, because God knows no one can make it on a waitress salary.

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