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dale-estey's picture
Mar.24.2009
This appeals to me, though I'm not sure why. It is exactly the opposite of my 'parse until you drop' attitude to writing.  But then - perhaps that the reason.   **********************************   Growing Sentences with David Foster WallaceA Primer for Kicking AssBeing the Result of One...
wendy-nelson-tokunaga's picture
Mar.24.2009
I recently joined an online group of published women writers. They share tips, offer support and also get together for in-person group writing dates. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to join in. Writing groups can certainly be helpful and I’ve participated in many, but after having spent the past two...
kate-marshall's picture
Mar.23.2009
You should read Karen Dionne’s great 2/11/09 post, “On Buying Books.” Karen cites a provocative finding from a survey by the Department of Canadian Heritage that heavy readers buy proportionately the fewest books. [ http://tinyurl.com/ck7ov8 ] Are you surprised that the people who love to read most...
charles-davis's picture
Mar.23.2009
We were in Canada recently. Went for daily walks in the snowy woods behind our friends’ house where we saw plenty of wild turkey and deer. The deer were very skittish, white rumps scattering whenever a branch cracked or a silhouette hove into view, but one day I noticed a solitary deer peering at...
pat-bertram's picture
Mar.22.2009
I seem to have sidled into the book review business. Well, not business exactly, because no one is going to pay me, but a few people asked me to review their books, and I volunteered to review a few others, thinking . . . Who knows what I was thinking — I don’t have the slightest idea of how to...
mark-glamack's picture
Mar.22.2009
Everybody has creative ideas and dreams. It's the courageous few, through their determination and perseverance who turn dreams into tangible realities, with sustainable consumer needs, and/or purposes in industry or the marketplace. Playing it safe and doing nothing usually ends with unfulfilled...
steve-hauk's picture
Mar.22.2009
``...the spirit of profound anarchy ... is at the root of all poetry'' _ Antonin Artaud. I came across recently, in a thrift store, a paperback copy of Italian playwright Dario Fo's ``We Can't Pay? We Won't Pay!'' with a forward by his wife, the actress and activist Franca Rame. Fo, now in his...
stephanie-golden's picture
Mar.22.2009
I've always loved pens. I used to keep a journal, and aside from its value as an aid to reflection, the physical act of writing in it gave me pleasure. Many people are passionately attached to fountain pens; they're particular about nibs, ink, and paper. But I love all pens, even the cheap ones. At...
catherine-nagle's picture
Mar.22.2009
  "How vain it is to sit down to write if you have not stood up to live." - Henry David Thoreau     As I sat in the dentist chair having my annual cleaning, the new hygienist overheard from others in the office that I was writing a book.  And she asked me, “What's the book...
tania-hershman's picture
Mar.22.2009
Yay, I finally have a place to write in, a room with a door I can (almost) shut! Yup, I'm in our cellar. (The shed idea didn't pan out, many boring reasons why not. Mainly because Israel ain't really a shed culture.) Here is the illustrious entrance to my domain: Bend your head a little, it's...