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My Creative Process

By Victoria Easter Wilson / June 17, 2014 /

I like to rise before the sun. After my morning workout, I usually settle down to my computer with a latte from my home espresso machine in hand. Then I write for about an hour. Sometimes two. It’s easy to write because I keep a moleskine journal with me throughout the day, jotting down inspiration…

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About That Whole 'Getting Published' Business

By Victoria Easter Wilson / May 20, 2014 /

Remember back when I said I wanted to be a published author? Yeah, about that. It’s been a few months and I think it’s time for an update. Pursuing publication quickly became troublesome. Mainly because I realized the pursuit was for the wrong reasons. And even if being published is a good thing, I can’t…

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10 Reasons Why I Love The Blog Planning Kit

By Victoria Easter Wilson / April 2, 2014 /

[Affiliate links ahead! Thanks for supporting Victoria’s Ramblings!] A resource that has been invaluable to my blog planning has been HowTheyBlog.com. Kat Lee, the creator, interviews a new blogger each week about the ins and outs of this wonderful world of comments and plugins. Truly, it’s a fantastic  follow! Kat also created a Blog Planning…

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Why Ramble?

By Victoria Easter Wilson / February 21, 2014 /

“I ramble to figure out what I’m thinking.” It was a casually uttered thought, but I caught its significance as soon as the words left my mouth. My husband and I were enjoying a precious, quiet moment together (with a newborn in the house, these days quiet moments are precious) and talking about our personal goals. As usual,…

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My Harvard Admissions Essay

By Victoria Easter Wilson / December 10, 2013 /

My dad was recently cleaning up his computer files and found my admissions essay to Harvard College. I haven’t so much as looked at the essay since 2008, when I applied. Attending Harvard was a tightly held dream of mine since 8th grade. My senior year of high school I did apply and was interviewed,…

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The Leaf Mower

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 22, 2013 /

The Leaf Mower Stop mowing, mower! At least blow the leaves, so they retain a bit of their wispy magic. Your machine churns and crunches, chopping up nature’s elegance – brush strokes of the Earth. Red and gold, purple and orange – spun about like little pieces of confetti, in no particular order. Why mow,…

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Carving Out Creative Space

By Victoria Easter Wilson / September 3, 2013 /

My creative space is in jeopardy. With my husband finishing his degree, both of us active in our local church, and a baby on the way we are constantly in ‘GO’ mode. Writing, as much as I love it, is often pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. My job in the marketing industry often has…

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A Writer's Reflection

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 23, 2013 /

What is it that I write? That is the question I’ve been asking myself, over and over again. What is it, exactly, that I write? This summer I’ve been meeting regularly with a true wordsmith-in-arms to share our stories and refine our craft. (Heather, by the way, is an exquisite children’s writer and illustrator!) Her…

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#fistbumps for all!

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 15, 2013 /

The most successful bloggers, I’m finding, are also the most generous. They freely give away their first rate content, invaluable resources and their valuable time. Dan King, of Fistbump Media, is one such blogger that comes to mind.

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Internet Marketing for Bloggers 101

By Victoria Easter Wilson / August 12, 2013 /

A new reader and fellow blogger (Hi Deanna!) asked if I would answer some general questions about Internet marketing and how that relates to blogging. My day job is with a niche Internet marketing company and, though I’m not always in the thick of the more technical elements, I have picked up a few tricks of the…

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