There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk. And that is my answer, when people ask me: Why do you write about hunger, and not wars or love?” M.F.K. Fisher in ‘The Continue reading Firecakes and monkey bread
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 Continue reading Writing With Emotion
“When you put down the good things you ought to have done, and leave out the bad ones you did do — well, that’s Memoirs.” Will Rogers I’ve been engrossed with Natalie Goldberg’s memoir writing book this week. I used Continue reading On Memoir
I just finished my first collage for this packet work. When it was finished to my surprise I had another idea for a poem. In my relaxed state of cutting paper, arranging colors, words and pictures I let go of Continue reading Collage to Inspire, Reduce Anxiety and Have Fun
Keep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it’s so hurtful to think about writing. Heather Armstrong, Keynote Speech, 2006Heather Armstrong’s Blog. As I’ve said before, if I don’t write my post in the morning Continue reading Just Keep Writing
“There never was such a goose. Bob said he didn’t believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness were the themes of universal admiration. Eded out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was Continue reading Steeped in Sage and Onion
Rule one of reading other people’s stories is that whenever you say ‘well that’s not convincing’ the author tells you that’s the bit that wasn’t made up. This is because real life is under no obligation to be convincing.Neil Gaiman Continue reading Are Your Characters Too Real?
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.John le Carre I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it Continue reading Cracking the pie crust secret code
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. – Cyril Connorly I think many writers fall into this mindset when faced with fear or insecurity. Their writing is not Continue reading Who Are You Writing For?
I hate to be a nag, but you have got to read. Like most authors, I run creative writing workshops from time to time, and speak, when invited to writers’ circles and at summer schools, and I’m continually amazed at Continue reading Read, read and then read some more