Planning to write is not writing. Outlining . . . researching . . . talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. — E. L. Doctorow By Thursday I will have the better part of my study plan done which is odd to think about because other than… Continue reading Let the research begin
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.… Continue reading All as it should be
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” Mark Twain I will probably be posting this evening as the day is full of required classes for new students.I never made it back last… Continue reading Getting Ahead by Getting Started
“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”Arnold Bennett After a red-eye from Denver to JFK and a 3-hour layover, a quick flight brought me to Burlington where I took a one-hour cab ride to Plainfield. There is snow on the ground, a little more than I left… Continue reading Arrived in Vermont
Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. ~Carl SandburgI just found out that my poem is one of 12 finalists at Artella, one of my favorite sites! If you vote for one of the poems you get a free ebook on creative poetry writing. If you’re not a member of the Artella community you can… Continue reading Get A Free e-Book From Artella!
“Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these” Emily DickinsonI’ve been working on a list poem which as… Continue reading An escape from emotion
The cat sat on the mat is not a story. The cat sat on the other cat’s mat is a story.–John le Carre
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.Ben Franklin Although I have written about common ties in the past… $50 for fifty words or less, my friend reminded me of this this morning as she just got notice that they bought one of her answers and her $50 check is in the mail.… Continue reading Get Paid $1 Per Word
Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.Edward Gibbon (1737 – 1794) Last year around this time, I started my very first manuscript. In April, I broke the cardinal rule of fiction pitching and pitched my very first unfinished manuscript to… Continue reading First Book Graveyard..be very afraid!
“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”Arthur Somers Roche In one week I will be starting my journey to Burlington, Vermont. I have a lot of anxiety and doubts, anxiety that has effected my writing. My daily writing… Continue reading Countdown to Vermont