Monthly Archives: June 2013

Martha, Call Paula

Martha, give Paula a call, woudja, sweetie?  She’s having some trouble with her words – yeah, those words that might have been spoken in haste and are sour to recall.  And she doesn’t seem to understand that everyone in the … Continue reading

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Using Words

I realize that not everyone in the world is as attuned to words as I am – or as I think I am.  But I somehow subconsciously think that all writers are attuned.  And yet – not.  Here’s an actual … Continue reading

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Closing Words – No Kidding

Many times, at the almost-end of a workshop, the instructor will say, “We have a few minutes.  Is there a question you want answered?”  Many times, the question is “fluff” (in my opinion) although occasionally, a class member poses a … Continue reading

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Lots of Rejection Discussion

Is there anything more fun than sitting around listening to a bunch of writers whine about rejection?  I went to hear Robin Black, Katherine Hope, Mario Acevedo and Vickie Linder talk about rejection in hopes I would discover that “famous” … Continue reading

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Steve Almond’s Words of Writing Wisdom

Getting juried into Steve Almond’s writing workshop at LitFest was a thrill.  And listening to him talk and critique and offer encouragement and assistance with our work was, I believe, a joy for the entire class.  When it was my … Continue reading

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