Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stone Soup

“Imagine something you want to write about is a stone you’ve picked up on the beach. Roll the image, the idea, the thought, or the feeling around in your mind. The gestation period is an important part of writing. If … Continue reading

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At Peace

We’ve all been there: Hit those moments in our writing when we feel confused and upended, agitated and frustrated. When moments like this happen, we can plunge into them with both feet and find ourselves in hot water creatively — … Continue reading

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Voice Lessons

Finding our voice is all about finding the courage to write dangerously, to speak out from our hearts onto the page. I just came across a wonderful gathering of inspiring quotes about voice and the writer’s calling I want to … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

When I came across this lovely poem, written in Sanskrit, c. 509, it called to me with moonlight mystery: THE SEASONS Autumn The autumn comes, a maiden fair In tenderness and grace, With nodding rice-stems in her hair And lilies … Continue reading

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Comma Karma

Whoops! Today, September 24, is National Punctuation Day. I have to admit, it almost flew right by me. Think I’m OK, though: The clock hasn’t struck 12 yet, so I’m in under the wire. Wouldn’t want any grammar gremlins chasing … Continue reading

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Odd Jobs

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London As an author, however much you long to, you may not have the opportunity right now to devote your days to writing and courting … Continue reading

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Self-editing Savvy

“I have rewritten — often several times — every word I ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.” Vladimir Nabakov Whatever writing project you are working on, at some point, hopefully soon, you are going to want to send you … Continue reading

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