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Laurie M. Marshall (Laurie Marshall)
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Living life and writing about it as I go.
Living life and writing about it as I go.

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I picked up a little green book at the bookstore yesterday, called Brave Enough. Maybe you’ve read it? It’s author is one of my favorites – Cheryl Strayed. She is one of those unique souls who, without meaning to, speaks words that touch hearts and minds…

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I’ve always been a maker. There have always been notebooks and sketch pads nearby, and I’ve dabbled in all manner of creative expression. But over the years the time I could devote to this side of myself ebbed and flowed, as it does with most artists who…

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I was raised in church, and spent a year at a small bible college in Arkansas. Suffice to say, I know what it is to pray. But after many years away from church, coming back to a spiritual practice looks and feels much different. For me, praying and…

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Sometimes, it feels like everyone I follow online is an expert in being productive, staying focused, making the most of my writing time, and making sure that I am hustling to be the most effective, efficient parent/writer/wife/friend I can be. It’s…

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We have been watching the Olympic Games in the evenings this week, like a whole lot of other people around the world. Since I have an 11-year old son, the games have provided for some great conversation starters. On NPR the other day there was a story…

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A friend of mine is an entomologist, and knows just about everything there is to know about bees. When I went to a presentation he gave last year I was fascinated to learn that there are THOUSANDS of varieties of bees in the U.S.,  and only a handful of…

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There are a lot of people out there who want to be writers. Actually, they want to be Writers, with a capital “W”. There are forums and blog posts and endless online (and offline) debates about what constitutes a Writer vs. a writer… how many hours spent…

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This week has seen a definite unclogging of the word drain in my writing, and I’m super-excited. So excited, in fact, that I used the word “super” and even hyphenated it. Don’t judge. I’m currently working on three distinct pieces – one, a novel, is…

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My idea for a story involving a cartographer first came out of my pen while I was writing at a workshop I participated in earlier this year. Anyone who knows me even a little bit will not be surprised to learn that I started with the idea of a room full…

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I spent a week in Portland with my husband and son last week, visiting my sister and brother-in-law and enjoying reveling in the zero-humidity weather they are enjoying this summer. But this post isn’t about Portland, or the Oregon coast, or the silent,…
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