The 4 Essential Sentence Questions

A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? George Orwell (1903 – 1950), “Politics… Continue reading The 4 Essential Sentence Questions

No Spring Skips Its Turn

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland On Thursday it was 71 degrees and yesterday a spring snow storm threatened to bring back winter. Happy First Day of Spring! I haven’t posted for a week, Tuesday I recorded a poem for the local public radio station to be aired in April… Continue reading No Spring Skips Its Turn

What You Might Have Been…

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Elliot I haven’t posted in awhile…I’m trying to get all the business work done that I put off to fit school in. The following post was from two years ago; it’s interesting that these thoughts often stop us from being who we… Continue reading What You Might Have Been…

Fired from Amazon

So bummed that Amazon fired all of their Colorado affiliates, I’m hoping Colorado changes the law because the only losers are all of the bloggers and small Colorado businesses that made an income referring their readers to Amazon’s site. 

The Sound of Paper

Another good book by Julia Cameron on starting the creative writing process. The Sound of Paper This week I’ve been pushing myself to finish the taxes so I can get back to my poetry collection. These are two different worlds, the world of numbers and the world of words and when I’m deeply involved in one of… Continue reading The Sound of Paper

Melting Like a Snowflake

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake…” Frances Bacon Trailhead- Elder-Fehn and Vayhinger Trails. A short uphill walk to the first open area. The first view of Pikes Peak. I am wearing… Continue reading Melting Like a Snowflake