In Conversation with Brendan Kennelly Starting at 4:56, poet Brendan Kennelly discusses his poem Bread and refers to an “old Irish tradition” of the speaker and voice in the poem being anything other than the poet. The language of his words moves me, “I am everything except me.” What does that mean to you? I… Continue reading I am everything except me
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. James Michener This is another post about flat writing. Why? Because so many writers fail to add depth to their writing, it sits on the page with some nice details, a lot of adjectives, but no feeling. Try… Continue reading Writing With Emotion
*If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ~Raymond Inmon *I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir, 1913, in L.M. Wolfe, ed., John Muir,… Continue reading Stuck for ideas?
“It should be the thing never to mention unfairness of judging when defeated in a contest.” Sir Robert Baden-Powell Ok, I admit it I wrote todays title with the voice of a game show host.Because it’s the second contest I wrote about this week but it’s a fun one I ran across and if you’re… Continue reading Your Chance To Win Fantastic Writing Books!
“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.” — Richard Bach, writer If you’re reading this blog my guess is that you write one as well, the first blog I wrote was a struggle I didn’t really understand the whole blogging world nor did I have a… Continue reading Again with the Passion…
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957 I found this writing blog through blogcatalog after she stopped by for a visit. If… Continue reading Double Living