Attitude check please

We are all writers (well most of us anyway) here, so I can be perfectly candid when I speak of the love/hate relationship that seems to come with the creative territory. Those exhilarating moments when we just know–know–that we are doing what we were meant to be doing. When we sit, and are overtaken, and […]

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Structure

I’ve been writing on and off for close to eight years. Does it sound like a long time to you? It does to me. But, really, it hasn’t been. In that time I’ve written about ten or so shorts, won a few awards for some, had a few published, wrote for an award-winning magazine for […]

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It’s Alive!

Writing is solitary. We enter the world, look around, and something grabs hold of us, demands that we tell its story. We sit, and we write. We read what we wrote, we write some more. Sometimes, we think we have reached perfection, or near to it, other times we think that the story, the way […]

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How’s your attitude?

Writing is a frame of mind. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. My attitude. My editing has been slow lately, and at the beginning of the week when I was headed out to the local coffee shop, I heard myself think: ok, here comes another work session when I’ll hardly move through my […]

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Dominoes

When I began writing, I wrote a novel. Then I re-wrote it. And then I did it again. And again, all in all a total of about 11 times. I did it without coherence, knowing that it needed tending, but not knowing how or where to find the problems. I think what I was doing […]

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