Category Archives: writers

Tender Age Five

Several days have passed since I wrote the previous post, the one that shared our book’s nagging little issues but expressed optimism that every missing word and extra comma would be taken care of in no time flat.  I’m still … Continue reading

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Cheers, Dears!

It’s done! Cheers, Dears. Yep, we “put the baby to bed” last week, the baby being the anthology that our local writers’ group has been working on since January. Were there trials? Yes. Was it hard work? Another yes. Would … Continue reading

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A Little Booklet??

You’ve heard of Elizabeth Gilbert, right? The woman who wrote Eat, Pray, Love? She wrote other books too, including The Signature of All Things. (I just downloaded it to my iPad.) Yesterday I listened to a podcast featuring an interview … Continue reading

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Six Pack

Six pack. What was I supposed to do with that? It was prompt given to us in a monologue writing class that I attended Saturday. I was at the Intensive Day Workshop offered by the Rock Hill Chapter of SCWW … Continue reading

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Happy Reading

  Since I believe that good readers make good writers, I’ve been doing quite a bit of the former lately. I’ve been doing a little writing every day too, but since I’m a bit unfocused this afternoon, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Don’t Start with a Phone Call

This is not a rant. It’s a plea for help, for advice on how to better manage my time. Last night I tweaked a non-fiction piece to submit to The Petigru Review, a journal for members of SCWW, South Carolina … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction and Science Fiction

  I’ve been reading like Martha Alston. She’s a sister bibliophile whom I met a dozen years ago when we were both working at Central Carolina. I had just started teaching there and was getting to know everyone. A friend … Continue reading

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Ahab Lives On

I just started reading Brat Farrar last night, and I know I’m going to enjoy it. I ordered it for my Kindle based on several recommendations, the latest by Anna Quindlen in How Reading Changed my Life. Here’s the opening … Continue reading

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Get a Website, Get a Website!

In our writing group, we’ve often talked about how to get one’s work out there without becoming annoying. How can a person market his or her book, jewelry, or photography business without hitting people over the head? To be honest, … Continue reading

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Algorithms and Popularity Lists

For the past couple of years, I’ve been a part of a writer’s group with a mission and an agenda for every meeting. We begin by talking shop about the goings-on in the state organization, SCWW, and then we chat … Continue reading

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