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So you think your life is too ordinary to write about? Forget it. I love writing about all aspects of life and your own life is full of topics for unusual, fun and touching essays. I've written about everything from love to liver! I kid you not.

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Scribbly writer Patricia Coulter's collection of Scribbly issues 1, 2 and 3.

Fall is full of opportunity. We have sunny afternoons and cool mornings and evenings, making it the best of both worlds. No longer will we have that hot sun, making our skin sting like a dodgeball hit. Everything starts to set a pause button. The garden slows down, the lawns are sitting dormant and the […]

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Canadian Scribbly writer Eira Braun-Labossiere holding her copy of Scribbly volume 1 in front of her face. Eyes peeking over the top.

“The thing about creativity is that people are going to laugh at it.  Get over it.”                                                                                […]

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Scribbly writer Sandy P smiling in a studio space.

Muffins are the substance of life. Round and wrapped fresh out of the oven, hot, moist, burn your tongue kind of sweetness, full of chocolate chips melted into a moist cake like surrounding, and a crusty top I eat first. Shards of sugar adorn the top giving an extra boost of sweetness. The homemade fragrance […]

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Scribbly writer Erica Thomas holding her edition of Scribbly

A bright red overcoat with a ruffled petticoat for the stem obviously means this toadstool is a powerful woman with ladylike class. She confidently stands out among the stretching green grass and scattered brown leaves. She is delicate in her detailed and dainty stock that so strongly supports a balloon of protection for all who […]

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A river with white rapids weaving through tall evergreen trees.

Dear Forest,I saw you greet the morning sun as she wrapped you in her warm embrace.I heard your whispers with the breeze. Secrets held in confidence.I watched you dance with the wind to music never composed.I inhaled your essence soft and ever changing.I admired your reflection echo within tranquil waters.I felt the silence of darkness […]

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Bonnie's copy of Scribbly volume 4 on a table with pens and pencils.

I like to write with pencil. Just like pens there are different pencils for different jobs. Wood cased (the kind that require a sharpener), Midori, Mitsubushi. As well as my trusty Pentel Twist Erase lll. (Current favorite lead is a smooth, dark 2B made by Fabre Castell.) Pencils don’t “hitch” like a pen will. My […]

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Oh my goodness, what a majestic and noisy creature! Your sleek, blue-black, shiny feathers remind me of a photo I once saw of Elvis Presley’s slicked back hair. I see by your shifty eyes and quick movements you are an adventurer, explorer and seeker of treasures. Surely if you could talk, you would brag like […]

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Path in the woods painting by Jim Pescott, Scribbly Member

I love that trees are so quiet and yet they do so much. Simply enjoy a walk in the woods to witness this. There are far too many trees around us to count yet they each join as we wander through their space. Every tree accepts you as you are. We all could do well […]

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