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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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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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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The Freedom of Brain Dumping

By on January 9

Brain dumping has freed me up from the confines I had placed on myself about what is a journal and what is a list.  It allows me to just get it all out and down on paper. It gives me power over my own thoughts and helps to curb my anxiety. By spending a few minutes each morning and/or evening writing down everything that is on my mind, I can free up my thoughts to concentrate and focus on the activities of the day.

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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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Should I Warn Her?

By on December 28
Should I Warn Her? EclecticEvelyn.com

Her face is smiling up at me from the announcement section of the morning paper. Right there next to his depraved grin, she stands beaming, happy to show off the ring. I wonder who paid for it. Tossing the paper in the trash near the door, I walk out into the morning throng. The sun is shining and life is moving all around me.

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Dream It #WordlessWednesday

By on November 30
Eclectic Evelyn's #WordlessWednesday EclecticEvelyn.com

What are your dreams? Share them in the comments

Eclectic Evelyn Fabulous at 50 living and writing in Appalachia http://www.eclecticevelyn.com/about/

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The 4-Plex

By on October 25
The 4-Plex EclecticEvelyn.com

Living in a 4-plex has its ups and downs, pun intended. The revolving sets of neighbors, and the fact that someone lives over your head or under your feet all leads to some interesting occurrences. Not to mention we all have multiple pets. Currently living in the 4-plex we have:

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