Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fresh Seeing

“Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.” Henry James, from his essay “The Art of Fiction.” Habit blinds us all: We fall into familiar byways without even noticing that it happens and begin to look … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

A sprinkling of Ralph Waldo Emerson to enrich and enliven your day: “Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fall, but because each time the fall they never fail to rise again.” “What I must do is all that … Continue reading

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Easy Riding

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein We’ve all had those moments when we feel like our muse is on vacation and our creative juices just aren’t flowing. What to do, what to do? As my friend and mentor … Continue reading

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Savvy Submitting

“As an editor, it’s a thrill for me to read a piece of writing that grabs me in the first paragraph, carries me along, and moves me in some way – whether to tears, laughter, or amazement that someone could … Continue reading

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Inspiring Journey

“What distinguishes a book is not what happens but the style. The characterization and the setting — all of this comes through the style.” Tracy O’Neill Hearing writers reflect on their journeys is always inspiring and instructive. And when the … Continue reading

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Affirming Creativity

Writing can be a joyful pursuit — and it often is. But we all have down times when our words aren’t flowing as freely as we’d like or when we feel stuck. When this happens, we can take inspiration from … Continue reading

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Timeless Story

Wow! I just saw an anniversary celebration of the musical Les Mis on PBS — amazing. The performances were stunning and the full orchestra set the stage of fire. And the songs — by turns quiet and stormy, uplifting and … Continue reading

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