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Being a Good Writer is…

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Memorable Quotes

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. “ – Gloria Steinem                        ____________________________              _______________________________ Follow on Twitter , Facebook & Pinterest

Arizona Recollections: Sedona Sunrise

  RED SAND RISING The fire rises sending the dark into hues of purple, crimson, orange and yellow. A trailing line of bright blue expands to take over the endless ceiling above. Out of the dark and lit by the fire, the red sand rises from the green floor. Pillars of red ascend reaching for … Continue reading

An Object on Canvas

A Weekly Writing Challenge _______________________________ Clouds rose above, their white bodies billowing into a blue sky. Below, surrounded by unkempt fields, a farmhouse rested on the patch of land it laid claim to long ago. Its sun worn siding, its sagging roof sliding into weeping eaves, the old house seemed too tired to stand for … Continue reading

Memorable Quotes: Blasts from the Past

“Prune what is turgid, elevate what is commonplace, arrange what is  disorderly, introduce rhythm where the language is harsh, modify where it is too absolute.” ~ Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, circa 65 A.D. _____________________________ “And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s  pen turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothings a … Continue reading

Memorable Quotes: After the Rejection

“I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.”  ~ Carl Sandburg ____________________ “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t … Continue reading

Daily Prompt: Simply the Best

From our friends at WordPress’ Daily Prompt:  “When and where do you do your best thinking? In the bathroom? While running? Just before bed, or first thing in the morning? On the bus? Why do you think that is?” A blast of inspiration or the shock of that long awaited epiphany can hit just about … Continue reading

8 News Years Resolutions for Writers

Read More Ray Bradbury called this Feeding the Muse in his book “Zen in the Art of Writing”. He suggests reading poetry “because it flexes muscles you don’t use often enough. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eyes, your ear, your tongue, your hand.” He advised finding “books to improve your color sense, … Continue reading

Memorable Quote: Why Write?

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make. “ – Truman Capote “…it’s fun. I do have fun writing, and a long time ago, I told myself, ‘You got to have fun at this, or it’ll drive you nuts.’” – Elmore Leonard ____________________ “The best … Continue reading

Could “Mundane Science Fiction” Neuter Classic SciFi?

Has today’s science fiction finally been tamed by physics? Did that pesky phrase, “scientific plausibility” grab ahold and rein in imagination? Well, perhaps that’s taking it half a parsec too far. But the moniker this literary sci-fi movement is saddled with, “mundane science fiction” does conjure up notions of flaccid creativity. While there are numerous … Continue reading

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