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Writing System

Hearing an author explore craft and her writing process – what a gift! That’s why it was a thrill to take a jaunt with my Write Group buddies Carl and Deirdre to hear Elizabeth George speak at the Free Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Crafting Stories

“I’ve often thought that the oldest thing we have is the story: people gathering around the fire…eventually these turned into myths and legends. To me all of this comes out of the most human of activities: sharing our experiences with … Continue reading

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Shop Talk

Every once in a while, I treat myself to a copy of the Sunday Financial Times: It often devotes several pages to book reviews and its author interviews are lively and entertaining. In the latest issue (June 7/June 8 2014) … Continue reading

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Breaking Rhythm

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you find a rhythm in your writing. You get into a groove and begin to make some real progress in a direction that seems to feel right. Everything seems to be perking along. And then, somehow … Continue reading

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What Works

Writers love hearing about writing process. Whenever you get two writers together or go to a panel or talk about writing, questions about process always come up. Not surprisingly, we’re all trying to crack the code, to figure out the … Continue reading

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Write Constantly

I know, I know. There’s so much advice out there about writing: the handbooks, magazines, conferences, Web sites! You could easily spend all your time reading about writing instead of writing. Consider the magazines alone: Poets & Writers, The Writer, … Continue reading

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Being Open

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian “Our ego wants to say, ‘I am writing and cannot be interrupted and pulled away from my thoughts.’ The actual artistic reality, the experience of artists … Continue reading

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Shaping Stories

“I can’t wait to get out my notebook in the morning, and to start. I always begin the day by working on poetry. I love that moment, when I first open the blank page, and when I begin to hear … Continue reading

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Every Day

“Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Blue Skies,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “God Bless America” — in his many decades of creativity, the great Irving Berlin wrote the music and lyrics to dozens of beloved and bedazzling classics like these. Over … Continue reading

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Writing Process

What is it about a successful writer’s process that fascinates us so much? I guess there’s something about learning the nuts-and-bolts of how they work that seems to hold the key to improving our own performance on the page. Mostly, … Continue reading

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