Monthly Archives: February 2011

View Finder

Remember those little photo wheels that you slipped into a view finder when you were a kid — and how they suddenly brought a tiny photo to life and made you feel really close to the scene? That’s how I … Continue reading

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Persuasive Punch

“Find your voice.” That’s the tag line for The King’s Speech in recent newspaper ads and it seems apt, since the film continues to garner rave reviews for its script (see Ripe Writing). In a recent USA Today story called … Continue reading

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Walden Ponders

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I … Continue reading

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The Wardrobians

Quotation for Wednesday, February 23, 2011: “Well, Sir, if things are real, they’re there all the time.” “Are they?” said the Professor.” The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis is an amazingly prolific writer. During decades of creativity, … Continue reading

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Distractable You

How often has this happened to you? You can’t seem to focus, so you try to stoke your concentration with caffeine, hoping that a jolt will pry the creative cobwebs loose and set your ideas a flowing. Only it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Getting Published

I just spent an energizing afternoon with two publishing dynamos, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, the authors of a terrific new writer’s resource called The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published. This cheerful husband-and-wife team are also the … Continue reading

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Wonderful Stories

Sometimes life just hands you a gift. One gift it’s handed me is my little community of dog-walking friends. We walk just about every day in a park right near my house and chat about anything and everything: kids, food, … Continue reading

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