Tag Archives: Ernest Hemingway

Slow Growing

“In our rush-rush world, if we allow ourselves to slow down our lives and our writing process, we’ll discover that we’ll connect — or reconnect — with our most profound work.”   Louise DeSalvo, The Art of Slow Writing “The trees … Continue reading

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Resourcefulness Rocks!

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”   Ernest Hemingway A short story: When the city of Leningrad was laid out in the early 18th century, … Continue reading

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Short Story

A short story: When a couple of submissions in my critique group didn’t materialize, one of our members had a creative solution: Instead of critiquing our own work, the ever-resourceful David Popiel suggested that we analyze a short story by … Continue reading

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Another Approach

“Almost every advance in art, science, technology, business, marketing, cooking, medicine, agriculture, and design has occurred when someone challenged the rules and tried another approach.”    Roger von Oech, creativity expert Every day, we’re encouraged to live by the rules, to … Continue reading

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Game Plan

“The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write, and keep on writing.” Ken MacLeod “Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou William Styron called writing “my tortoise-like art” and pursued a strict writing pattern: He rose at … Continue reading

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At Zero

“This is a process that we might call “getting to zero,” when an artist — or anyone, really — digs through all the sap that gets encrusted around a career or relationship and retouches the intrinsic impulse that got him … Continue reading

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Reframing Rocks

Reframing — what a helpful tool! Whether you are struggling with a tough writing patch or feeling helpless and defeated about submitting your novel or story to agents and editors, reframing can set you on the path to success. Reframing … Continue reading

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Twice-told Tales

“Don’t be ‘a writer.’ Be writing.” William Faulkner It’s happened to you, I’m sure. Soon after you make a new acquaintance, he or she asks you what you do. And as soon as you answer, “I’m a writer,” the next … Continue reading

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Inner Beat

“Only three things are necessary to make life happy: the blessing of God, books, and a friend.” Henri Dominique Lacordaire One of best features of having a literary family is the totally enjoyable chats you can have about books and … Continue reading

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Literary Lairs

Writers tend to be a wandering bunch of souls — we often seem to find inspiration and relaxation in places that have drinks instead of desks, cocktail hours instead of club chairs. My friend and fellow scribe Wendy and I … Continue reading

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