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Archive for August 2015

Why A Writing Workshop? Thoughts on Sharpening the Quill

September’s right around the corner, which means it’s time for Sharpening the Quill, the writing workshop I lead, to start up again. People sometimes ask me what I think writers will gain from the workshop experience.  Let me try to answer that question. Discipline. Showing up regularly for a writing workshop keeps the writer focused…

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This morning I woke up and, after taking the dog out to do his business before the rain started, made up my bed, smoothing the linen cover, plumping the pillows, setting the lavender sachet among the pillows just so. Then I went downstairs and made coffee, and while the water boiled I looked out the…

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