Monthly Archives: October 2011
“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” –Mark Twain One thing I have really grown to appreciate over the last few years is … Continue reading
“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.” –Shakespeare (Twelfth Night) It’s not even November, but I already know what I am thankful for this year – you! First, I’d like to thank everyone who has stopped by … Continue reading
Check out my article on “The Power of Stories” for BookPleasures by clicking here.
“Test your progress not against the outside validation of being published but against what you learned about good writing. Am I using more images? Am I more focused? Are my themes deeper, better developed? Am I forming writerly habits? And, … Continue reading
“By the third line, I know whether it’s going to turn into a poem or a story. With poems, I talk to people. In stories, they talk to me.”–Grace Paley Alice Walker has spoken about how she follows her characters … Continue reading
Poetry should be a dizzying struggle with the newness of experience. – William Stafford Haiku looks so simple to write: Line one – 5 syllables Line two – 7 syllables Line three – 5 syllables How hard can it be? … Continue reading
Check out my article on “The Importance and Utility of Journals” for BookPleasures by clicking here.
“Can I write? Will I write if I practice enough? How much should I sacrifice to writing anyway, before I find out if I’m any good? Above all, CAN A SELFISH EGOCENTRIC, JEALOUS AND UNIMAGINATIVE FEMALE WRITE A DAMN THING … Continue reading
Writer’s Digest’s Robert Brewer has just published his list of the best tweeps to follow for all you Twitter fans. You can find it here.