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rina-macasaet's picture
May.10.2013
A good plan makes good work. I’m a planner of things to do. Having a list helps decongest my active mind.   I always have a piece of paper in my hand. I know, I know, planning is not for everyone. I was born organized.  I can’t help it!   At mid-life, I’m forgetful. Other times it’s...
orna-b-raz's picture
May.06.2013
 I heard a beautiful quote on the radio the other day. One of our major novelists said that "writing is a way of correcting insults." I am not sure how he meant  it exactly, but I can think of several  options. The first way is in fiction, where a real-life slight could turn...
nina-schuyler's picture
Jan.12.2013
  I use lists all the time. To do lists, partly for the immense satisfaction of crossing something out, grocery lists, and mental lists of what’s packed in the diaper bag, what’s in my bag before I step out the front door. So why not use lists in your writing? Paul Harding uses a list to great...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.21.2012
There's always something to work on.  The lists are never finished. Work on losing weight, work on improving health and cardivascular functions, stamina and endurance, work on keeping strength, toned, balanced and flexible. Work on taking care of the cats, cleaning the house, fixing the house...
beth-mann's picture
Feb.11.2012
Some musicians are a little too smart for their own good. They're not bad or anything. Just could stand a little lightening up occasionally. A little...self-serious, perhaps. This is because they "smarted the fun out of music." WARNING! Do not defend the band to us or you'd be seriously...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.04.2012
I'm always going on about writing novels, finishing novels, and dallying with short stories. I've made writing, completely finishing a novel, including revisions, a priority, and my wife respects and accepts that. I think I'm doing pretty good. Improvements are always sought, though, and...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.28.2011
image via pastemagazine.com Here's my fave eight fiction and eight nonfiction reads of the year. To my eyes, American fiction has made a comeback, and the best nonfiction continues to be well written. My lists here are in no particular order, and most have posts on the blog - a couple will soon...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.23.2011
Ah, I have created a list. It is my Christmas list, but it's not the things I will buy or the things that Christmas demands be done to celebrate, but the things I will do during my Christmas time off. I had two days off and the corporation gave us the 26th off for Christmas in North America so I...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.11.2011
No, the lists are not revealing themselves to be gay. These are the annual requirements for the look back and the look forward, required by law and tradition, that come with the end of a calendar year.  The shopping lists shot out of the gate. What to buy the writer in your life, the best...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.10.2011
I suppose notable doesn't necessarily mean good; there are a few stinkers on this list. To be completely fair, there are some awfully good ones as well. Still, two highly impressive pieces of fiction, "Stiltsville," and "Salvage The Bones," aren't on here at all.image via nytTHE ANGEL ESMERALDA:...