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tracy-ewens's picture
Mar.03.2014
Barb asked me to go on tour.  I have never been on tour.  I have been to a Rick Springfield concert and a few years ago I saw Dave Matthews, but our own tour sounded…well, righteous. I started thinking about the tour bus and my wardrobe.  Barb studied at Julliard, she's an...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.28.2014
I left off my writing yesterday with a chapter finished.  Walking home, the first line of the next chapter came to me:  “Everyone was talking about ‘the girl’ on Monday.”  With that first line as my anchor, I took off on a writing streak today.  At seventy-five pages, not...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.23.2014
January 23   THE PROCESS     The mountains don’t wash away like sandcastles.  The amount of persistence required is far greater.  Acorns don’t work like sunflowers; not everything is instant gratification.  Marathons aren’t run in seconds.  If you don’t love the...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.14.2013
  What is it that makes writers so passionate about their craft? By all rights, writing - writing well - would seem a chore of monumental proportions. I was reminded recently by good friend and musician/composer extraordinaire, Ken Bonfield, of the time, body and finger aches, the...
matthew-michael-hanlon's picture
May.13.2013
Originally posted at http://wombatsdigit.com/w/2013/05/the-story-of-creating-verano-the-fish/   We started working on Verano in a furniture store. I was occupying the kids, who, like all kids, are like mini-tactical nuclear devices in shopping situations. You need to handle them...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Apr.09.2013
  At GlobalNiche, we're scrappy and we know it. In this video clip my partner Tara explains how you too can benefit from "polishing in public". We're committed to putting our work into the public sphere even if it's not exactly how we'd like it to be. Since we're a new company pulling...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.11.2012
Everyone is familiar with chain reactions, right?  Movie with Keanu Reeves?   Yes, that's not what I'm thinking about. I'm considering the chain reactions that forge links that hold us back.  Make a mistake, forge a link.  The best folks in different areas seem better able to...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.12.2012
Yesterday's writing day didn't go as planned.  The plan was to sit down and write like crazy.  I wanted to finish Ghosts and thought there was a strong chance that I could.  The story had started itself the other day.  Should be easy to finish. But time and place affects my...
jill-jepson's picture
Nov.08.2012
All week, I’ve been exploring the Realm of Osiris, Egyptian God of the Underworld—a place writers often wander. (You may meet me there: I’ll be the one without a compass or map).  We’re lured into this mysterious world by the elusive call of intuition, hunch, and instinct—reason has its place...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Oct.22.2012
Well, Monday, here you are again—a start to the five days that lead to Sunday. I’ve gotten used to you. I don’t dread you any longer. I try to find the joy in you and your other six brothers and sisters. Today, though, dear Monday, I’d like to have an extra day—just one more. I know this isn’t...