Category Archives: Marilyn Turk

To Learn or Not to Learn by Marilyn Turk

Have you ever met someone who seems to know it all? Or maybe you’ve dealt with children who believe they know more than you do? It’s very frustrating to deal with these people because when you try to help them … Continue reading

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The Right Word

By Marilyn Turk Writers are always searching for the right word, that word that captures the truest meaning of the moment in our stories. We try to abstain from the “weasel” words, the weak words that are commonplace like “just,” … Continue reading

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The Path Taken

By Marilyn Turk Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by And it has made all the difference. – Robert Frost   Are you tired of hearing about New Year’s goals or … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas Present

By Marilyn Turk In the famous Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits – the ghost of Christmas Past, the ghost of Christmas Present, and the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Over the past … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story from a Writer’s Perspective

By Marilyn Turk The more I study the craft of writing, the more I read like a writer. I look at how the author tells the story, what adjectives and verbs they use, whose POV they use, and how many … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Thanksgiving by Marilyn Turk

By Marilyn Turk As we approach Thanksgiving, I’m counting my blessings as a writer. So often we writers tend to look at where we have failed. We focus on the rejections, the wasted time, the unfinished projects, the guilt of … Continue reading

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WAITING by Marilyn Turk

I’m not good at waiting. Okay, so maybe I’m impatient. My husband, on the other hand, can wait forever. Plus he has a lot of patience. My husband is retired military. Waiting is part of his training. In fact the … Continue reading

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Commitment – Too Little or Too Much? By Marilyn Turk

Commitment – Definition: 1) Something that takes up time or energy, especially an obligation 2) loyalty, devotion or dedication to a cause, person or relationship 3) a promise, pledge or vow. I have this thing about commitment. I’ve always believed … Continue reading

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Stretching Myself by Marilyn Turk

Once upon a time, I was a little girl with a great imagination. I conjured up all kinds of fascinating scenarios for how my life would turn out. Some days I just knew Elvis would wait for me to grow … Continue reading

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