Category Archives: writing

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING

  LIVING IN INTERESTING TIMES I fear to have it too easy, so I make things harder for myself than I need to by worrying about things I have no ability to control.   But I believe that words have power … Continue reading

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AUGUST 2: LAMMAS

  A TIME OF RENEWAL AMID CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN Lammas is the festival of late summer… we have gone over the top and are on the downward path of the year.  What lies behind is now memory, what is … Continue reading

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TEMPERING MY WRETCHED ANGER WITH QUIETLY IMPASSIONED ACTION

LIVING IN TROUBLED TIMES The news cannot be ignored.  Our nation is in deep peril from within its own soul.  We seem to have become a dangerous, deranged, and damned citizenry. Even within the simple activities of daily living…  people … Continue reading

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MY DECLARATION OF FREEDOM FROM THE TYRANNY OF AUTHORSHIP

I AM GIVING MYSELF A VACATION FROM WRITING MY WELL OF INSPIRATION FOR THE ‘RAVEN SEQUEL’ HAS NEARLY RUN DRY I HAVE A MOUNTAIN OF CHARACTERS, SCENES, SETTINGS, CRISIS AND TURNING POINTS BUT I FIND NO REAL STORY… NO COMPELLING … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATING FANTASY

What is ‘Real’? What is ‘Imagined’? A friend recently told me she couldn’t read fantasy stories because they confused her sense of reality. She prefers to read books about “real life people and events”. Okay. She prefers stories that keep … Continue reading

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FIFTY-THOUSAND WORDS DONE IN 30 DAYS! I WIN!

I MADE THE CHALLENGE! But now I have run out of steam.  I put the manuscript aside on December 1 and don’t plan to pick it up again until sometime next year!   50,000 words is only about 2/3 of what … Continue reading

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A WRITER’S MEANDERING PATH

    THOUGHTS ON JUST ‘WRITING’ FOR FUN AND PLEASURE AND FINDING HIDDEN BENEFITS IN THE PROCESS Rivers of Words are flowing through my mind these days… I seem to be “writing” constantly: in my sleep, when cooking, feeding the … Continue reading

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TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG

  WRITING IN PROGRESS:  DO NOT DISTURB: Hey! weren’t you eagerly watching your email for my next fascinating post!!?? So, you may have noticed that I missed posting this last week. This is a good sign, indicating that I did … Continue reading

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GETTING PAST A LOG-JAM OF PLANS AND PROJECTS

EAGER TO BEGIN A NEW WRITING PRACTICE I am all fired up to begin a new regimen for boosting my creative spirit and getting past the writer’s slump and imagination stalemate that have plagued me all summer. I want to … Continue reading

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ON A SEARCH FOR INSPIRATION

  RUDDERLESS For three days, which were free of any appointments or other obligations, I have been drifting… wandering… bored… uninspired… lazy! I feel like I am a sailboat listlessly cruising through the day. My sails are loosely flapping and … Continue reading

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