Monthly Archives: April 2021

Something Wonderful

Daffodils by William Wordsworth I wander’d lonely as a cloudThat floats on high o’er vales and hills,When all at once, I saw a crowd,A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as … Continue reading

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“Morning Again”

A cornucopia of writerly wisdom to inspire an guide us today: “If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.” Marcel Proust “While writing, the … Continue reading

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Flashy Fiction

Do you have some short, snappy gems of fiction sparkling in lonely splendor on your computer or in a drawer? Why not consider submitting them to The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest? Fifteen stories will be selected for a shortlist. … Continue reading

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Another Step

“I will persist…I will always take another step. If that is to no avail, I will take another, and yet another.” Og Mandino Ultimately a successful author, motivational speaker, and mystic, Og was a picture of persistence. He failed in … Continue reading

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Soul Music

“Poetry is the music of the soul.” Voltaire April showers bring May flowers, surely something joyous and uplifting to celebrate. The month of April also offers another delight: National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world. Coast to … Continue reading

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Your Path

“Your difficulties are not obstacles on the path, they are the path. Ezra Bayda A bit of a riddle here, isn’t it? How can difficulties we face on our writing path be the path itself? Here’s what springs to mind … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Under the Greenwood Tree Under the greenwood tree Who loves to lie with me, And turn his merry note Unto the sweet bird’s throat, Come hither! come hither! come hither! Here shall he see No enemy But winter and rough … Continue reading

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Page Party

“You can fix anything but a blank page.” Nora Roberts How true! We’ve all been there at one time or another, haven’t we— staring at a blank page and wondering how to fill it? It’s both a wonderful and a … Continue reading

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Close Attention

“The moment we give close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world unto itself.” Henry Miller A blade of grass — a magnificent world. Now, that’s a writer paying close attention! … Continue reading

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Comma Karma

I have spent most of the day putting in a comma and the rest of the day taking it out.” Oscar Wilde Is it kosher to begin a sentence with a conjunction? There was a time when the answer was … Continue reading

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