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Stepping Out

As writers, we spend a lot of time in our heads and staring at a blank page, and we’re often working on long-term projects that take time to complete. So every once in a while, it can be fun, instructive … Continue reading

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Sharing Stories

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” ― William Faulkner “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” Muriel Rukeyser We walk and breathe among stories, but so many of them are invisible and unspoken. So … Continue reading

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Other Voices

“You become a writer because you need to become a writer — nothing else.” Grace Paley Here’s something I love about the open-mike literary evenings that the Write Group hosts in our community every month: the philosophy behind them is … Continue reading

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Spirited Storytellers

Words matter: Every once in a while, I’m reminded of just how powerful stories are and how compelled people are to capture them, both for themselves and in order to share them with others. No wonder this impulse is as … Continue reading

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Accidental Inspiration

Sometimes you unexpectedly hear something that gives you a new way of looking at a piece of your own. During an open mike event held at my local library, I signed up to read a personal piece that’s very close … Continue reading

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