Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.Elie Wiesel Could I live without writing? Well, yes I could but I would feel incomplete. I have tried over the years not to write, I don’t have time, I could be doing other things…but still I write. I write now… Continue reading Can you live without writing?
I just wrote a new post about storing pumpkins not writing related just good pumpkin info.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe died today in 1849. His last words are purported to be “Lord help my poor soul”. His death was as mysterious as the short stories and poems he wrote. Poe is considered to be the… Continue reading The Poetry of Poe
Glass pumpkins in CA
A field of glass pumpkins!
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.Jessamyn West Read a few letters at Rotten Rejections to see some of the lines editors hurled at beginning writers. They didn’t give up.Today, write about your biggest writing related fear. What are you afraid of? Rejection by an editor, agent, family, friends?Or are you afraid… Continue reading Do You Have The Guts for This?
The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter.Edward Albee If you read my blog regularly you know I love short stories. Reading them and writing them. So when I found this site, an independent publisher that promotes and appreciates… Continue reading Shorts and short-shorts…Writing Contests
Let me walk through the fields of papertouching with my wanddry stems and stuntedbutterflies….~Denise Levertov, “A Walk through the Notebooks” One of my favorite words is evocative. Words,stories and poems can be evocative, bringing the reader into your world and evoking memory, pictures, stories. That’s why every reader gets something different from your work. They… Continue reading The Visual Writer
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.Reggie Leach It’s October, set yourself on fire. How to join the submissionathon? Just post in the comments that you are “committing to submitting” for the month. On Nov 1, we’ll check back and see how everyone did. The Rules 1. If… Continue reading October Submissionathon