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Noticing Newbies: December 10, 2014 Issue [#6703]

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Noticing Newbies

 This week: Alone, But Not Lonely
  Edited by: Jace
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1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

Hi, I'm Jace .

Welcome to this issue of the Noticing Newbies newsletter. Join me as I take you into some nooks and crannies of Writing.Com that you may not have found time to check out yet.

Don't forget to toss me a note about what you liked or didn't like in my column, or about a topic you'd like to see discussed. This newsletter is about and for you. And for you seasoned members, I hope you'll find something you can take from my ramblings. *Smile*

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Letter from the editor

Alone, But Not Lonely

It's December! Counting down to the holiday season. Shopping sales are in full swing. Whether or not you celebrate the holidays, I think it's safe to say there are a million stories waiting to be written. Only one thing....

We're busy. Maybe too busy to write.

The holidays are replete with hustle and bustle. Shopping, cooking and baking, parties, traveling to visit family or friends, and having family or friends visit us. Whatever your distractions, they are vying for your time.

I came across the following quote from Lessonslearnedinlife.com on Facebook (yes, I finally joined the phenomenon, and while I don't often subscribe to a lot of the postings, I found this one especially pertinent for this busy time):

Sometimes you need to be alone to find out who you really are, and what you really want in life.

Don't be too quick to spend all your time on those around you. I know family and friends are important. But so are you!

You can be alone and not be lonely. A little alone time (and by extension, some needed peace and quiet) is just what the muse ordered. Carve out some time, perhaps fifteen minutes at the same time each day, to write. Let your mind go. Think about some idea you have about a story (we all have such things).

Maybe you might sit alone at your local coffee shop, sipping on an iced mocha, and observe those hustling around you. Imagine the dramas that might unfold in each person's life. Even if you don't write a complete story, you might flesh out a few characters you can expand on later.

Don't let the hectic pace of the holiday season bowl you over. I submit you'll be happier (and less stressed) if you slow down and take some "me" time. Do it ... now! *Wink*

Editor's Picks

Check out these Newbies (I've selected folks who have filled out their Biography or included something in their Bio-Block). Take a moment to review something in their Port ... or just say hi.
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For him always...
#2021139 by Nicole

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Just another patron killing time, having a coffee... but things are not what they seem.
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 Missing  (13+)
Fall into the abduction of Emily Marie Spencer and everything that happened in between.
#2019963 by mrw

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From Teerich - 2019 : Your comprehensive explanations always contain something that I hadn't come across. Keep up the good work.

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