Stuck With Your Story? Why You Keep Hitting Walls and Dead Ends in Your Writing


Some great advice – Flow and write with your story for you, not Writing Conventions alone!

A Writer's Path

by Lauren Sapala

For the longest time I had major problems doing revisions on my writing. It seemed so easy for everyone else. Why was it so hard for me? Of course, I also had trouble writing. I hardly ever experienced that state of “effortless flow” everyone talked about, in which the words just magically spewed out of me down onto the page. For years—a lot  of years—I felt like something was wrong with me. I felt like I was a failure as a writer.

Then, I discovered something.

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Poem: Free Verse – “Out of Reach” #amwriting #poetry #GDGC


Sharing my latest poem from The Go Dog Go Cafe. Please enjoy! #amwriting #poetry #freeverse

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Credit: Jeremy Bishop via Unsplash


Words of many inked,

But, from yours I hide and shrink.

Afraid to glow,

Afraid of your caustic blows.

So, terrified you’ll destroy a flicker of hope;

Words can deconstruct and maim,

Sometimes I have to hide the truth; I dimmed my light.

Become a shadow within the spotlight —

For you, I became a nameless recollection.

Yet, your eyes as liquid pools,

Painted us both with nothingness.

Your nose lifted, and that’s all she wrote —

I’m me; I don’t know all she can be,

But neither do you.

Last call, the last bell, twilight’s peach-slice forgone.

Last call for excitement, the lure of possibility.

And your slate-eyes are frozen —

Without acknowledgement.

They frost as if I’m a ghost,

As if to say, “Peer anywhere but here;”

What a lark!

My self-confidence spurns your words,

I am what I am; I’m a puzzle…

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Pay It Forward Thursday- August 2, 2018


Welcome to Thursday’s on the Go Dog Go Cafe where you share a link from one of your favourite bloggers. Thanks m Monday’s you can share your personal link, but today we recognize those we read who inspire us. Click into my reblogged link and share a link! #amwriting #GDGC

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Pay It Forward 7-4-2018

The baristas at Go Dog Go Cafe are big fans of Pay It Forward Thursdays. We think it is a great opportunity to give a shout-out to another writer who has wowed us or creatively inspired us.  However, Pay It Forward Thursday has not been getting a lot of love lately, which we think is a shame. Dear reader, you are losing out on some great writing! We’ve decided to shake things up a little and the baristas will be reblogging our Pay It Forward picks for the week directly onto GDG Cafe so you don’t miss out on our favorites.

We like this idea so much that we will also reblog the posts you think were the best thing you read this week if you drop a link below. You are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from someone…

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