Monthly Archives: September 2019

Writer’s Pledge

Back in the 1960s, Buck Owens was a huge country music singer with a loyal fan base. He was beloved for his energy and style, but eventually, as an artist, he felt the need to leave his comfort zone and … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

The Falling Star I saw a star slide down the sky, Blinding the north as it went by, Too burning and too hot to hold, Too lovely to be bought or sold, Good only to make wishes on And then … Continue reading

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Energy Boosters

Writing demands energy – and lots of it! Here are a few simple ways to reduce fogginess and recharge your little gray cells: Switch off stress:  Exposure to bright lights – including the blue light of computer screens and cell … Continue reading

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Good News

John Kenneth Galbraith was a prolific author. Someone once asked him what he’d learned from a lifetime of wordsmithery. He answered, “The quality of the writing I do on the days I don’t feel like it is just as good … Continue reading

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William Writes

“Don’t be ‘a writer.’ Be writing.”   William Faulkner September 25 is William Faulkner’s birthday. With this in mind I’m sharing a cornucopia of gems from the storied writer, whose devotion to his craft is legendary: “It begins with a character, … Continue reading

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Ideas Abound

My wonderful husband David is a banjo player and true lover of bluegrass music, so we’ve been avidly watching the documentary series on country music by Ken Burns – fantastic! One of the best things about it is the focus … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud

“We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.”   Ursula K. LeGuin What a lovely way to spend a Sunday – in the shimmering Sussex, NJ … Continue reading

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