Writing & Books

Here I share my love for words. Book reviews, author interviews, and my own poetry and prose.

Rise Up EclecticEvelyn.com

Rise Up

Deep inside I am dark and raging the medication keeps it from bubbling to the surface but it is there waiting to rise up and seek justice

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So Like Very EclecticEvelyn.com

So Like Very

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. Do you really need them in that sentence? Are

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When EclecticEvelyn.com

When #SoCS

“When I see you smile” This lyric is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw today’s prompt. Back when music was great and our hair was big. Maybe, I’m partial because that happened to be when I was a teenager.  Am I aging myself? Oh, well, I will get over it. I

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Silhouettes on the Shade EclecticEvelyn.com

Silhouettes on the Shade

She pushed her hand into her bag to touch the gun. She always brought it with her as she watched. Not sure if she would ever have the courage to use it but knowing deep down that it might actually be her savior one day. Her savior, like she had thought him to be.

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Writing Through Anxiety EclecticEvelyn.com

Writing Through Anxiety

Reading posts on Speak your Truth about living with anxiety has given me the strength to share my own struggle. Not as a means to gain sympathy but in the hopes that someone else will read this and find strength much the same way I found strength from Stephanie Neighbour’s blog. Living with anxiety, agoraphobia,

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2015 a Year of Possibilities

2015 a year full of possibilities, blessings, and abundance. This is going to be a great year! Fifteen minute timed writing before dinner. Today has been a very productive day. We got the pantry cleaned out and all the tools sorted. We even got all the paper towels put away – an entire case. We

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