Category Archives: Writing

The Pledge of Allegiance written in emoji

If you ever wondered how the Pledge of Allegiance would read as written in emoji, your question has been answered.   👀 ✋🤝 2️⃣ 🍶 🇺🇸 📴 🍶 🌎 🔚✌️ 🍶 🦅 🕓 🧙🏻‍♀️📍🕺🏻, ☝️ 🌐 ⤵️ ✝️ 📩➗🐂 🙌🏻 🗽🔚 … Continue reading

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Create your signature writing word

I found my writing self in one word. Continuing from this blog post last week, I needed to find myself after losing my domain name. I needed to redefine myself. I found myself in one word: funky. Since you’re visiting … Continue reading

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Playing Games with Haiku Horizons #245

I have missed writing haiku. Every Tuesday at my Montclair Writers Support Group, each person introduces themselves and talks about writing struggles and goals. I tweak my intro every week, but it always contains “award-winning writer,” “author,” “memoir,” blah blah … Continue reading

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Find your writing identity when it’s been stolen

When I lost my website, I felt violated. Not in some violent way, mind you, but it was personal.  “Claim your name on all social media sites” I’ve been told by The Experts Everywhere.  My Facebook site, my Twitter handle, my … Continue reading

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How I almost lost my blog

Welcome. I almost lost this blog. For a number of reasons, I lost my domain name “dwhirsch.com.” If you click there now, you can buy shoes online. Don’t! Boycott shoes! What’s even more insulting is that the site has nothing … Continue reading

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Reading Challenges: good or bad?

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”~Thomas Jefferson, American president How sad it is that we as a society make even the joy of reading a massive social media event? There are gazumerous reading challenges out there. … Continue reading

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Writers, focus on this for a Happy New Year

“Let’s forget the baggages of the past and make a new beginning.”~Shebaz Sharif, Pakistani politician Everyone chooses a focus word for the new year, but not me. Happy New Year. That’s not a bad way to start a Monday, unless … Continue reading

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November 1: An anti-NaNoWriMo post

“I own and operate a ferocious ego.”~Bill Moyers, American journalist I forgot. It didn’t matter that a friend asked to buddy me. It didn’t matter that I filled out my form and updated my info. Nope, none of that. I … Continue reading

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Choose your own words in haiku and adventure

“Only I can change my life; no one can do it for me.”~Carol Burnett, American actress Words and video games don’t mix. The video game Zork? is a simple game: type your actions. The puzzle in this text-only game is … Continue reading

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Success in writing: Breakdown of #ROW80 Round 4 goals, Part 1 of 3

“All great achievements require time.”~Maya Angelou, American poet  Round 4 goals.  Writing, reading, playing and etc, Today I’m focusing on my writing.  This is how I plan to break down and work on these goals, in no particular order: WRITING: … Continue reading

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