Monthly Archives: June 2018

Something Wonderful

Let’s begin this summer weekend a little early!  This Something Wonderful offering comes to us via my wonderful friend and poet Tara Moyle, who shared at a workshop she taught: Peonies at Dusk  by Jane Kenyon White peonies blooming along … Continue reading

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Contest Alert

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”     Dorothy Parker Short stories appear to be making a comeback and that may suitsome of your perfectly. If so, then you may want to check out this contest: the Summer Short Story Award for … Continue reading

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“Good Training”

“In poetry courses, students may be asked to write “in the manner of”so-and-so,or to use a stanza or cadence from a published poet as a model, but teachers of prose writing seem to shun the very idea of imitating. I … Continue reading

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One Word

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”   E. L. Doctorow Here’s what Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful … Continue reading

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Diving In

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”              Samuel Johnson A fascinating creative fact: George Gershwin conjured up most of his ideas for his marvelous musical compositions by just sitting at the piano and playing. … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

In June Nora Perry “So sweet, so sweet the roses in their blowing, So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see; So blithe and gay the humming-bird a going From flower to flower, a-hunting with the bee.”

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Octavia Opines

Wow! When I tracked down a Google Doodle marking what would have been science fiction author Octavia E. Butler’s 71st birthday today, June 22, I was gobsmacked. What an amazing writer! Born in Pasadena, California, in 1947, Butler knew early … Continue reading

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