Monthly Archives: April 2014

Not Lost

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” “It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.” “A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.” “Not all those who wander are … Continue reading

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Character Counts

Amazing how actors can inhabit their roles, isn’t it? Take Ralph Fiennes, who’s probably best known for his thoroughly evil turn as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies. A veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, our boy Ralph has … Continue reading

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World Makers

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

As we move into our weekend, something to ponder: “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I … Continue reading

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Small Seeds

“In Buckley’s superb third novel, ordinary human nature and extraordinary circumstances collide to powerful effect. The story offers the intricate suspense and surprise of a thriller, along with rich characterizations and nuanced writing. . . . Ultimately, Buckley delivers a … Continue reading

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Energizing Evening

If you’re feeling a bit low on energy and your writing is drifting instead of driving forward, here’s one antidote: Get thee to a book party! There’s nothing like being among your own — like-minded readers and writers — to … Continue reading

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Full-throttle Freedom

Books that shake us up and open our eyes: we’ve all have encountered them at some point in our lives. Often they change the way we think about writing and even the way we write. I just read an eye-opening … Continue reading

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