Category Archives: writing life

Balance and the Art of Creative Faith

  Hey, writers. How’s it going? Last week was quiet on DarWrites…mostly because I ended up in the ER instead of writing. To make a long story short, the part-time job caused a foot problem and now I’m seeing my … Continue reading

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Writer’s Challenge: Create Your Inner Sanctuary

Maybe you’ve just started writing. Maybe you’ve been writing for forever and need a new tactic. With this challenge, you’ll explore what you really want as a writer – from the inside out. I dare you to take two hours … Continue reading

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An Inner Sanctuary

  Today I’d like to share with you a guest blog on Chris Weigand’s site, Faith, Inspiration, and a Cup of Tea. In this article, I talk about how to build a sanctuary in your mind. Writers, this will be … Continue reading

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Write from the Heart

  Hey, writers. A lot has happened since my last post. One of the things I am most proud of in this writing life came to a close…but it opened a new chapter in my writing. Life’s like that. You … Continue reading

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From the DarWrites Vault: Center of the Storm – You and Writing v.s. anxiety

Today, I need a kick in the pants to write. I’m sitting at a laundry facility, wishing I was down in the pool, waiting for words to come. And of course, when you set aside specific time to write, the … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk and Writer Secrets the one with the Spilled Secrets

Hey, writers. How’s the writing going? Did you write last week? Are you planning to write this week? Do you have your beverage? I do – and since it’s a billion degrees out today, I’m drinking water. Lots and lots … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Secret to My Success

When I was in 10th grade, I played sports, did most of my homework, and worked a job after school to help out with costs. I was a latchkey kid, and often saw the TV more than I did my … Continue reading

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Leap of Faith

  Hey, writers. How’s it going? Have you written? Are you writing? It’s time to take action. Earlier this week, I wrote a poem from my future self talking to my present self – and telling 2017 Darlene to write. … Continue reading

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3 Side-jobs for Freelance Writers I’ve Actually Made Money With

Hey, writers. How’s it going? Have you written this week? Are you planning to write next week? Since the last Coffee Talk & Writers Secrets, I have both taken a vacation [from freelancing for three days] and worked solely on … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk & Writer Secrets #5: the Procrastination and Answer Post

Hey, writers. It’s time for coffee and talking. This week I made blueberry muffins to go with this talk…and they disappeared. You know I’m procrastinating when I’m cooking instead of plotting. The cooking is usually spurred on by a need … Continue reading

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