Archive for July 2012

The Woman in the Work in Progress

Some time ago, I found this photo on the web and for the life of me, I can’t remember where, or who the woman is, or who took the photo, so if you happen to know, please tell me. Her face was exactly the face I’ve been looking for, as was the attitude she has…

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Journals & A Writing Exercise

I have a lovely writing journal.  It’s leather bound and has my name embossed in gold on the front.  I resisted such a journal for a long time, preferring to write in little throw-away notebooks.  However, the reason I love this one is that the pages themselves are refillable, so I can write as much…

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Books, books, and . . .

I was teaching a writing workshop on Saturday and the subject of reading came up, as it often does.  Students are not surprised when I suggest that, if they really want to be writers, they also have to be readers. What does seem to surprise some of them, though, is how much reading I suggest…

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