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amy-samuelson's picture
Feb.06.2011
  I've been walking my town since I first strolled the three blocks to kindergarten. After 30 years, I look for a new path, some place I haven't been before, but the WPA sidewalks and old lady Victorians and neat lawns and fog feel comfortably familiar. I've lived in three houses in this town,...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Nov.27.2010
  The Quest Part IV As I was making my way to that sacred place, I could feel the wetness of the air, sprinkle across my face. I  looked around  and saw ripples dance across the water, oh yes,  I said to myself, it was falling, All the while, my saddle was hurting, and my stomach...well...let's...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.14.2010
Part 1 - The Re-Enchantment of the World – Secular Magic in a Rational Age, Edited by Joshua Landy & Michael Saler     At first blush one wouldn’t use the words “magic” and “secular” in a complementary fashion. But this collection of essays does succeed – at least to some degree – in...
adele-annesi's picture
Sep.24.2010
I just read an article that has literally changed my writing life. I was stuck on a plot problem and couldn't figure out how to resolve it. The problem? I couldn't imagine what happened. Since I like to inhabit my work, it's more accurate to say I couldn't see what had happened. Not what should...
elizabeth-eslami's picture
Sep.06.2010
In some distant corners, the border bushlands of Botswana, for example, there are writers so unaccustomed to human contact that they journey into London for their book tours only to jump at sidewalk cracks, thinking puff adders are underfoot.  Authors living in remote Rocky Mountain cabins built...
meg-philip's picture
Mar.17.2010
I was out doing what I do, when circumstance led me to a particular place. I was my usual smiley, happy self and belly laughed at the jokes we shared.  It was soon time to buckle down and be serious; concentrate on the information being given. A simple sentence was typed on a phone and shared with...
tania-hershman's picture
Feb.20.2010
I am delighted to welcome Jenn Ashworth to my blog! Jenn is a full-time writer and freelance literature development worker who blogs at Every Day I Lie a Little. She is the author of the novel A Kind of Intimacy, wonderfully described by Jenny Diski as "an intense and intriguing novel...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Feb.17.2010
The other side of fifty, Seems like a dangerous place,Where no one will appreciate, My lack of "pretty face."And oh, the fear of aging, On which I contemplate,Rears its ugly head, To decide for me my fate.And what about my body, When it's not so taut and lean?Will I find that I've...
tania-hershman's picture
Nov.25.2009
I couldn't be happier that this is becoming a vibrant and exciting series, the guest blog posts on Writing & Place, how where you are affects you as a writer. I am delighted to introduce Nora Nadjarian, a wonderful Cyprus-based poet and writer, author of the short story collection Ledra...
tania-hershman's picture
Nov.03.2009
I am delighted that so many writers have thoughts on writing and place that they want to share with me. Writer and blogger Rachel Fenton blogs at Snow Like Thought.  Here are Rachel's answers to my questionnaire: TH: Where are you? RF: I'm sitting in my bedroom, with the curtains drawn (all white...