Making Time to Write

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware off, no shortcut. – Stephen King, On Writing Stephen King is right. I can no longer deny the harsh reality that if I want to write then I have to…. well….write. I’ve got the reading thing down. I think my commitment to reading is sufficiently compulsive and obsessive. I had dinner with a good friend a few nights ago and we spent a lot of time talking about […] Read more...

Gnawing The Bone

There are some things we hold on to even though we know full well that we shouldn’t.  We recognize that the time for letting go has long arrived, yet still we hold on. I know for example that it’s immature to want to prove to all the men who -  in my mind – have rejected me just how wrong they were. Yet I continue to cling to the  “I’ll show him what a big mistake he made rejecting me / he’ll be sorry he let me go”  bone. Read more...

Quote:Writing to experience the world

Had my credentials been in order I would never have become a writer. Had I been blessed with even limited access to my own mind there would have been no reason to write. I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. (Joan Didion, “Why I Write,” The New York Times Magazine, December 5, 1976. I absolutely LOVE this quote. Love it, love it, love it. Did I mention that I love it?? It comes courtesy of a great blog I recently discovered, Quotes About Creative Women. It is […] Read more...

Writing Love

The Valentines day writing group was great. We started with a prompt inspired by the 25 Random Things About Me phenomenon that’s  occurring on Facebook, and were asked to write 25 random things about love. Holy writer’s block. I hated this prompt. I’m not sure why. Maybe its because I don’t do well with lists. All I know is that it was hard for me.  I found myself feeling stuck and unhappy doing it. For the second prompt we were each handed a poem and this time the writing flowed without effort. I thought I’d share that piece here because […] Read more...

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