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Leah

Commemorating 11 Years of Blogging and a New Beginning

On November 6, I turned 45. In December, Leah’s Thoughts will be 11 years old. That means I’ve been writing this blog since I was

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RUNNING
Leah

Running and Writing: Lessons in Control, Inspiration and Solace

“Writing and running are dual pursuits that enable the illusion of control, a way of ordering the world through carefully crafted sentences and mile splits.”

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Writing
Leah

Celebrating a Decade of Blogging

I went in to write my annual “blog-versary” post to commemorate ten years of blogging and it hit me: Not only is this ten years

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Writing
Leah

The Art of Intuitive Interviewing

I spent quite a bit of time over the last few weeks interviewing six community leaders for a local newspaper feature. I’ve been asked several

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Writing
Leah

A Gift Guide for Writers: 6 Ideas for a Writer’s Wish List

I’m guessing many of you fall into two camps when it comes to holiday gift-giving. The first camp is always looking for ideas for family

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Books/Reading
Leah

“Charlotte’s Web” and the Power of Words

Recently, I found myself thinking about E.B. White’s classic children’s story, “Charlotte’s Web.” I’d venture to guess that most of us have either read the

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Writing
Leah

Receiving and Giving the Key to Unlocking the Door to Writing

When I was in the third grade, my teacher gave us a creative writing assignment. It was the month of December and we had to

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Writing
Leah

Looking Back at Nine Years of Writing This Blog

Nine years ago this week — on December 21, 2009 — I published my first blog post and Leah’s Thoughts was born. I like to

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Writing
Leah

Why Every Writer Needs Their Own Writers’ Room

When I tell people I’m a writer, the response is usually something like this: “That’s so cool, but I could never be a writer. I

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