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5 Programs to Use for Your Writing

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(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

I use more than one program for my writing. I don’t currently use all of these, as some cost a lot, but they are useful programs that I have used in the past.

Microsoft Word (Windows/Mac)

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Poem: Beautiful Places to Wake Up

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(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

Beautiful Places to Wake Up
warm light from candles
resting with calming light
each candle with its own place
each candle sharing its own light

such a beautiful place
so many beautiful places
to wake up, to find light

cool wind wraps around
flying with calming grace
each gust with its own place
each gust sharing its own life

such a beautiful place
so many beautiful places
to wake up, to find light

cold waves of the sea
taking my worried tides
each wave with its own place
each wave sharing its own gift

such a beautiful place
so many beautiful places
to wake up, to find light

(c) 22 September 2013 Windy Johansen

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(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

Poem: Light from Simplicity

(I’m posting my poems again. They may be awesome, they may be terrible. But I hope they make you feel better. Or that they make you feel like writing something. Or both. Both would be awesome.)

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(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

Light from Simplicity
fluttering stars
made of paper

luminous, light from simplicity

green and gold notes
two inks, one form

colorful, light from simplicity

twirling stars
born to dance

luminous, light from simplicity

expressive notes
rainbows, so small

colorful, light from simplicity

(c) 21 September 2013 Windy Johansen

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(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

5 Ways to Find a Good Time and Place to Write

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(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

To me, I need a certain kind of sameness in my writing environment. Maybe you do too. But you need to know how to create that space. Hopefully this will help you.

When are you most alert?

For me, I’m most alert a few hours after getting up, as well as whenever it’s dark outside (sunshine hurts me, as I’m a migraineur). It used to be about midday. For many, it’s early morning. For a lot of people, it’s somewhat late night to really late night.

You might also notice that your alertness doesn’t have a lot of bearing on how well you write. It doesn’t for me. Even so, knowing whether I’m alert or not helps me know what kind of expectations to place on myself, so it does help to know.

When is your thoughtful/meditative part of the day?

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