Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ripening Creativity

“You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.”    Johann Carl … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Swift Things Are Beautiful Elizabeth Coatsworth Swift things are beautiful: Swallows and deer, And lightning that falls Bright-veined and clear, Rivers and meteors, Wind in the wheat, The strong-withered horse, The runner’s sure feet. And slow things are beautiful: The … Continue reading

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Indies Inspire!

“Let my temptation be a book, which I shall purchase, hold, and keep.”   Eugene Field This Saturday, April 28, is Independent Bookstore Day. So put on your dancing shoes and get thee to thy nearest independent bookstore and celebrate by … Continue reading

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“Incomplete Enchanter”

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”   Stephen King Our boy Stephen as given plenty of people plenty of scary moments: He’s written more than 50 novels and a raft of them have been turned into movies. His … Continue reading

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Steady Progress

Taking a one-day writing workshop can be a great way to launch a new project or jump start one that’s stalled. So I was excited and energized by the prospect of Spring Awakening! — a one-day intensive with Jill Dearman, … Continue reading

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Word Play

Inspired by my last post (Blushing Bard) and the boatload of words that Shakespeare created, I decided to check out newly minted words now gracing the Merriam-Webster dictionary — an entertaining and instructive exercise for us as wordsmiths. First, we … Continue reading

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Blushing Bard

Advertising. Bloodstained. Cold-blooded. Fashionable. Hobnob. Moonbeam. New-fangled. Puking. Swagger. Worthless. Zany. Words coined by Shakespeare It’s been more than 450 years since Shakespeare put pen to paper and in honor of the day that his birth is celebrated, April 23rd, … Continue reading

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