My sister sent me this link. I can just imagine the frustration and then determination of this young man to write letters to his family and friends.
I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977 I just noticed that July’s… Continue reading A Hunger for Life
“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby My nemesis has always been procrastination, I could get my work done early, do a little every day, until the due date where I hand it in calmly, no stress just a record of what I’ve done. Instead I do the work daily… Continue reading Self-sabotage?
I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease… observing a spear of summer grass.Walt Whitman Recently I watched a good documentary on PBS on Walt Whitman. What most impressed… Continue reading If Whitman Listened to His Critics…
One of the books I “found” when I cleaned out my office was this one. You know you have too many books when you have no recollection of either buying the book or cracking its spine. I haven’t read it yet but the explorations and exercises in it for creating creativity and personal growth look… Continue reading Pencil Dancing
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LiteraryMary, journal of the beautiful, unusual and eclectic, will be publishing our first ever print issue in January of 2009, in celebration of the second anniversary of our steadily growing website of the same name. We are now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and black and white photography. We are also open… Continue reading Call for Submissions
I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork. ~Peter De Vries One week left to my fourth packet of work, which means a lot of computer time this week getting caught up. Every new packet I say I won’t wait until the last week to get it all together but inevitably… Continue reading Oh the paperwork…
I just started Part Three in Ariel Gore’s book, Publish Before You’re Ready. I’m loving this little writing craft book, it’s funny, irreverent and there are real world examples of how not to wait until “you’re ready to be published”. She also knocks down all the excuses of I don’t have time to write…I’m putting… Continue reading Publish Before You’re Ready
There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes. ~William Makepeace Thackeray A hail storm yesterday and last night did quite a bit of damage to the garden and I felt helpless as quarter sized hail pummeled the ground and the fragile… Continue reading Thousands of Thoughts