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Author Archives: J.M.Stickney
Messages from the Divine
I had a really intense dream last night. I should have gotten up and written it down as soon as I woke up, but I was trying to figure out if the dream meant something more. Here is what I remember….
10 Clever Ways to Tell Coworkers You’re Pregnant
Discovering that you’re pregnant can be such an exciting time! On the other hand, finding ways to tell coworkers that you’re pregnant can sometimes be stressful. How do you tell them? How do you make it fun and yet unobtrusive for those who don’t care to share your excitement?
10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer (Poster)
If you are interested in becoming a better writer than you need to write daily. Not just 5 days a week either, but EVERY DAY! I hear this #1 writing tip regularly from anyone who is a veteran writer. Here’s some motivation to help you.
Dream Journaling Cured My Sleepless Nights
I started dream journaling when I was very young. I began more out of necessity than curiosity. I had reoccurring nightmares as a child that left me with many sleepless nights. The images of those dreams are still quite vivid in my mind today.
Finagle a Bagel
Finagle: Dictionary.com Word of the Day
- to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often followed by out of): He finagled the backers out of a fortune.
- to get or achieve (something) by guile, trickery, or manipulation: to finagle an assignment to the Membership Committee.
- to practice deception or fraud; scheme.
Broken Dragon Treaties
I record dreams. In this case, it was one of my husband’s dreams and it had a neat twist on the idea of dragons in the modern world. He awoke in the night and told me about it, as he often does when he thinks the story is worth sharing. I ask as many questions as I can and it’s easy for me to remember the details since I’m wide awake and he just has to verbally recall as much as he can. This particular dream was interesting since it was very similar to a book that I’m reading even though he’s never read the book. I record dreams as potential ideas for books of my own.
I can’t say I ever remember longing to be a cheerleader, but according to my dream, I was eager to be one and not just any cheerleader, a dang good one.
It began with me being a late starter to cheerleading (which if I had to do it at all, I guess starting later in my life makes the most sense).
Zombies – Not My Favorite
My husband likes to play zombie games on his Xbox 360 like Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare or The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct or Left 4 Dead and others.
One of his most recent game-playing evenings mixed visuals with a previous dream of mine and since then, I’ve avoided watching his zombie killing games because the dreams resulted from it weren’t fun and they went on for far too long.
A Blank Canvas
Beginning a new blog is a bit daunting to me. There is so much space to fill. It’s a lot like that first touch of a brush to a blank sheet of canvas. Where do you start? What do you say? What color or tone do you use?