Posts Tagged "Ann Byle"

I Walked On Air by Beth Sowles

I Walked On Air by Beth Sowles

By on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

This may sound a bit weird, but so true! I signed up for a 1:1 with Ann Byle. I must admit I was a bit intimidated. But I really wanted to pick her brain and find out what I should do to push forward on my project. I’m, ahem, a bit passionate about exactly why I want to write and what I’m writing about. And the look on Ann’s face was priceless when I said there were...

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The Zing! Of a Great Connection by Ann Byle

The Zing! Of a Great Connection by Ann Byle

By on Oct 25, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

  Making connections is one of the best things about Breathe. We meet new people, visit with old friends, and connect over this thing called writing. Here’s one story that personifies the dream we have for Breathe each year, and especially the theme for Breathe 2017 of Connect to Create. I had met Christy at two other conferences (one local and one...

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The Benefits of Retreat by Ann Byle

The Benefits of Retreat by Ann Byle

By on May 15, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Last summer my writing group visited my parents’ cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We scattered around inside and out in the mornings to work on our writing projects; in the afternoon we went on an adventure. In the evenings we talked and laughed. What a wonderful time away in a place that demands relaxation and retooling thanks to no television and limited cell...

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Lessons from Moving Office by Ann Byle

Lessons from Moving Office by Ann Byle

By on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

This post originally ran on Ann Byle’s blog. You may find the original post here.  ~*~ I recently inherited a bedroom left vacant by Kid 3, who took Kid 1’s bedroom when she moved into an apartment. This empty bedroom has become my new office. It was no easy task to move a decade’s worth of stuff from my small office on the main floor to this vast expanse on...

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Exhaling…After Breathe-ing In by Kathleen Conklin

Exhaling…After Breathe-ing In by Kathleen Conklin

By on Oct 24, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

I have to confess: I almost didn’t go to the conference. Sure, I had been registered for months, but it would have been so easy to find a reason to stay home, firmly ensconced in the familiar. On the drive from metro Detroit Friday morning, self-doubt again reared its ugly head: What do you think you’re doing? You haven’t written anything original in two years....

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