7 Ways to Keep The Passion for the Writing Life

Life can’t ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death – fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant. ~Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic, 1963 Writers who feel a passion for writing might consider writing their constant companion. And with every relationship there… Continue reading 7 Ways to Keep The Passion for the Writing Life

Pen & Paper

Writers are just people who have a whole lot on the inside that they need to get to the outside, with pen and paper as their preferred method of transport. Same with dancers, artists, and singers – all the same urges with differing transportation. Graycie Harmon What do you have on the inside that needs… Continue reading Pen & Paper

Hurling Words Into the Darkness

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

Misc. Monday Musings

What I’m reading: Egg Rolls Love this poem by Denise Duhamel What I’m working on: some content articles…one for my friend’s new business and two I’m editing:Irish Gifts and Visit the Aran Islands and a lens I won and have been adding to, Cookie Jar Memories. What I’m cooking: Creamy Rum Raisin Rice Pudding Cool… Continue reading Misc. Monday Musings

Free Digital Ephemera Kit This Week Only!

Artella is giving away a really cool digital ephemera kit, with digital postage stamps, vintage envelopes, and other delivery decorations. This week only… download yours here! And then read about Caring For Ephemera here! There’s a free ebook on Collage there!

the paper monster…

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.  Willa Cather, 1913 I have spent much of the past week and a half removing paper clutter from my file cabinets and boxes. I’m in the middle of a refinance and I can’t find statements I… Continue reading the paper monster…