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May 1, 2021Liked by Lyle McKeany

Beautifully written Lyle. Love, Mom

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Love you too, mom

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...And now I'm crying right before workshop. Thank you. I mean it. It's beautiful.

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😊♥️

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Well that was a master class in “show don’t tell.” As my kids would say “you jebaited me!”, but in a good way. I don’t agree with you on the semicolon, but I always appreciate the depth in your stories. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the kind words. I’m pretty sure I’ve used a semicolon in some of my stories, but I thought it was a funny way to end and lighten the mood a bit.

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Sorry...I get defensive about the lowly semicolon at times. It’s a brilliant ending.

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I want to write better stories but I keep getting stuck on step 3 :(

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It's definitely the easiest one to get tripped up on!

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hi Lyle,

stumbled across your platform from your advice on the Grow thread. I plan to read some of your content this weekend. Your advice headline hooked me, as I am always looking for ways to improve my writing. What I found, however, was validation. Your About page is well-written. Your advice is right on. But your tone and the stuff you write abut is your sweet spot for me.

People ask me what I write about, and I tell them "me, myself and I - and how that relates to you."

The part about living the crazy life is what stops most people from telling their stories- they just have never lived apparently.

Looking forward to diving in to your work

thanks

Ric

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Thanks so much, Ric! It’s great to hear my writing resonated with you so strongly.

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This was a really beautiful and unique way to address grief from a different angle

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Thank you so much, Cole!

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May 1, 2021Liked by Lyle McKeany

As always Lyle, your writing brings tears. But this time I am crying as your dad was special and your mom a pillar of strength. We will miss having conversations with him but we have great memories.

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Thank you, Sue ♥️

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Jan 8Liked by Lyle McKeany

Thank you Lyle.

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Beautifully done, thank you for sharing the sadness and the love.

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❤️

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When is your memoir coming out? Beautiful piece.

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Thank you! I wish I had a date for the book, but it’s been a tough project to keep the momentum going on for me.

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I can see why this post went far.

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Thanks, Scott!

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Thanks for sharing. Love the approach. Inspired me to keep at the daily writing.

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Thanks, Eric!

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This is incredibly thoughtful and beautifully written. Quick and to the point but very emotional. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Your writing is an unexpected gift. I will use your advice to write my book.

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Thank you so much, Melissa!

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Oct 9, 2022Liked by Lyle McKeany

Great storry, loved irony, it was breth taking and mind tricking.

I wish I could write like You.

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Thanks, GG!

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This is beautiful. Thanks for my periodic reminder not to complain about life, because I need to remember that.... as long as I'm breathing, the game is still on. This too shall pass. Your daughter has a wonderful father, and I am sure she'll appreciate your written wisdom decades from now when she's older and needs it.

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Thank you so much! I hope she appreciates it when she grows up. That would be wonderful.

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A senior editor at Little Brown Publishing - this is years ago - once said that his criteria for a good story was this - compelling story, well written. You check both boxes! Cheers! Karin p.s. I am still finding my way - not sure what I am writing about is what I love writing about....etc. Wish me luck.

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