Carroll Devine

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A New Orleans native who lived nomadically for five and a half years through thirty-two countries. She studied Yoga in India and is a longtime practitioner. A freelance writer, she was a journalist with the Times-Picayune and previously a radio announcer for WWNO, an NPR affiliate. She has taught English abroad and English as a second language to adults in the USA.

In another lifetime, she lived on a farm raising vegetables, chickens, goats and three awesome sons.

She believes that life is a dance.

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Carroll Devine To deal with writer's block I go outside in a natural environment, whether a lake, a park or even my backyard and I still myself. I do some deep breat…moreTo deal with writer's block I go outside in a natural environment, whether a lake, a park or even my backyard and I still myself. I do some deep breathing and releasing the tensions that are making me feel that I "have to" produce something. Instead, I focus on something in nature - almost anything - and let everything else go. When I'm settled into "me," inspiration usually comes to let me know what I might write, or not. The key is to relax and release. Stop "thinking."

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Carroll Devine Write when you have something to say. Write when you can't not say it. When when you need to figure out what you think. Write when thoughts wake you u…moreWrite when you have something to say. Write when you can't not say it. When when you need to figure out what you think. Write when thoughts wake you up in the middle of the night and won't leave you alone, whether or not you intend to publish or even show to anyone else. Don't write to try to fill up a page unless it's only to empty your head onto paper so that you can sleep.(less)
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Gems from the Journey

Fifty years ago on September 20, 1967 a naïve young woman boarded the Spanish freighter, Mar Egeo, at a New Orleans wharf for a two-week voyage to Barcelona, and a new life. Alone, with little money and no skills in Spanish – the only language of the crew and the other two passengers – she was on her way, blindly, to meet up with a former boyfriend who had simply made her a promise she couldn’t r Read more of this blog post »
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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
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