Simply the Best

… The goal is for each blogger to scour their posts over the past year and identify the one post that they believe is their best writing of the year. Then, write a post about that best post with a link to it and complete the sentence “This post is simply the best because…” in 30 words or less. [Read More]

My Bookstore

My favorite place to write is at the local bookstore. Sure, I could write at home, but there are too many distractions. Writing in a cafe can be difficult due to the noise level and it carries the prerequisite of purchasing a coffee or other such item, a habit I’ve been trying to significantly restrict. …

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suzzallo reading room

The Reading Room

For the past couple of months the Husband has been encouraging me to pack up my goodies and go spend a day studying in the reading room in the Suzzillo Library at the University of Washington. It’s just a couple blocks away, but I’ve been resisting. For some reason I felt intimidated. I’m not sure …

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Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

I read Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones the first time in 1990. I was twenty and had just decided that I want to be a writer when I grow up. I had never imagined such a book: a writer writing about writing. It’s a simple concept, I know. But it blew my mind. I …

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Hi, I’m Judy Haley. Coffeejitters is my personal blog. I have another blog, Dauntless Pen, that follows my quest to become a published writer. Here’s a little more about me: – I grew up in Alaska. – I have four little brothers. Yes, I was the oldest and the only girl. I couldn’t beat them …

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