Andrea Patten http://www.andreapatten.com Useful ideas made simple. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:18:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 77412857 My Writers Group, My Word Nerds http://www.andreapatten.com/my-word-nerds/ http://www.andreapatten.com/my-word-nerds/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:47:41 +0000 http://www.andreapatten.com/?p=11774 It took me a long time to become willing to be part of a writers’ group. Frankly, I’d heard some fairly awful things about them. I had heard such groups could be competitive and repetitive. That some groups were more in love with the idea of writing than getting anything done and that those meetings [...]

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5 Things About Me – TMI Tuesday http://www.andreapatten.com/5-things-tmi-tuesday/ http://www.andreapatten.com/5-things-tmi-tuesday/#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:51:36 +0000 http://www.andreapatten.com/?p=11757 While employed by others, I spent a lot of years maintaining strict boundaries and everyone’s privacy. In many of my work environs, it was not a good idea to become part of the story, and any information shared outside of the office qualified as TMI. So, as a highly introverted advocate-turned-author, one of the things [...]

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Inspired Life http://www.andreapatten.com/inspired-life/ http://www.andreapatten.com/inspired-life/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 18:21:34 +0000 http://www.andreapatten.com/?p=11748 What does it mean to live an inspired life? It’s a phrase that can bring to mind images of artists, monastics, and martyrs. It also makes me think of sweeping the floor and tending my weeds. I think the phrase got stuck in my head the other day when one of my friends referred to [...]

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