Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bookfest Bonanza

It’s always great to know that no matter what, people are still reading! And what’s more fun than “freelaxing” as Alex used to say, with a great book, a tall, frosty glass of lemonade, and a summer afternoon ahead of … Continue reading

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Westward Ho!

“Women had a tremendous impact in founding the West, but you don’t hear about that.” Sybil Downing Leadville, Colorado is the highest town in America and Leadville’s Delaware Hotel, where I stayed recently, is the highest hotel in America. Not … Continue reading

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Dumping Distractions

Distractions — as writers in the 21st century, we know all about them — especially the digital kind. Email, the Internet, Skype — these can all be major distractions and easily eat into our writing time. When you work at … Continue reading

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Vacation Time

I’m writing this pretty late, as usual. But this time around, I’m writing it the night before I head off for a little R&R. I’m flying down to Virginia to stay with my sister Stephanie and her husband Luis for … Continue reading

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Storytelling Saves

“People are hungry for stories.” Studs Terkel “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119; 105 When Alex was really little, just a baby, There was one story called the Lion and … Continue reading

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Cultivating Craft

In her wonderful book, The Creative Habit, the master choreographer Twyla Tharpe has a lot to say about the importance to of developing their craft to artists in all fields. Outlined below are some of her thoughts, which seem very … Continue reading

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Passionate Players

Rubbing shoulders with writers is always fun — you’re bound to meet some fascinating people. What’s even more fascinating is how often writers seem to be retiring, low-key types until you get them talking about whatever it is they are … Continue reading

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