Taking Time to Breathe

Dean K Miller

(Note: This essay first appeared on The Writing Bug Blogin December 2011)

I’ve carried my writing dreams as long as I can remember. They took a serious dent when I received some much needed, and brutally honest, criticism of a sample of my work. Prior to sending it out, I was thinking chapbook, gift book, or simply just paperback best seller. The return pages told a different story; so much red ink lined the pages it looked like the blood spattered walls of a desolate cabin in a slasher movie.

Fate smiled a short time later when, on a cold December morning, I stumbled upon the Northern Colorado Writer’s studio. That chance encounter changed the scope and direction of my writing path more than anything since the early 1980’s and my last community college level creative writing course.

Before long, I was attending NCW classes, learning how to blog…

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  1. Dean K Miller
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 13:00:23

    Nics: thanks for the re-blog and for stopping by. I like all the diverse choices in posts you’ve captured on your site.


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