Category Archives: …writers’ advice

Am writing

#‎amwriting‬ when work is so intense I sometimes forget to breathe even though I’m listening to natural sounds like waves and rain wind and birds and a break from almost not breathing is advisable. #‎amwriting‬ when courage waves at me … Continue reading

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Blue eyes

Rain-streaked bricks, pepper-green trees, and the sky — thick as oatmeal, and gray as a city cat — welcome a procession of Nanas, walking slow, humming descants, dressed in wraps of blue — turquoise, aquamarine, and harbor — stirring up … Continue reading

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Inside publishing

I’m almost ready to start on my three-book-drafts marathon. Hoping the fates are with me, I’ve taken it as a good sign that the energies coming into my life are about moving the expressive voice out from the artist to … Continue reading

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Absolutely brilliant

Stanley Fish’s brilliant blog “The Writing Lesson” is the finest piece about teaching writing I’ve read. A short, enlightening article. share?

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Short sketches, reversals, and more

Short sketches, reversals, and… the Internet, PDA’s and juries… Am trying to write short stories so I can tighten my story sensibility before I go back to work on the book. Wrote two rough ones on the morning commute. Inspired … Continue reading

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There’s a room I keep for you (reworked)

There’s a room I keep for you in the woods near a spring, a mountain cabin with blued-edged corners, soft cream-colored walls, a lilac bush growing by the door. The door is never locked, though it has a key. The … Continue reading

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Unpunctuated (reworked)

dark light frogs sing in the night of me tigers stroll in the crowns of trees my words slid from the strings of me lose softness in your strong square hands the hour is late tigers hunt frogs sing in … Continue reading

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