Tag Archives: inspiration

NaNoWriMo Quiet Zone

This is to let you know that I’m going dark for a month. I’m doing NaNoWriMo with my writing group this year. And not a modified NaNo like I’ve done in the past. An actual NaNo, where I’m going to … Continue reading

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Stones In The Stream

I love to sit beside running water:  a river, a stream, a creek. The rushing tumble of sound is somehow thrilling and soothing at the same time. The power of water to shape rock and land is there before your eyes. A river is … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I Wish…

Sometimes, I wish I could write the kind of bland, unexciting, generic stuff that lines the shelves of libraries and bookstores. Here’s one about the women in a book club, or a knitting club, or a writing group.  Two sisters open … Continue reading

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Notes from Hlidskjalf* (Guidelines for Writers II)

Upon further contemplation, here are some guidelines for writing.  For real. 1.  Get inspired.  You have to tell the story that wants to be told.  Not the one that’s trendy or that you think you can sell. 2.  Listen to … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Writers

Cheryl Klein, an editor of children’s books at Arthur A. Levine Books, also has a fantastic blog at Brooklyn Arden.  Today, she posed an interesting question to her readers who are also writers:  what are your rules?  What are the principles … Continue reading

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To Blog or Not To Blog…?

So, I have the feeling I may not be doing this right. I’ll get an idea, something I want to talk — I mean, write — about, so I’ll head over to the computer. I open a Word document that … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes at CSF

On a beautiful night in late July, 2010, my friend Becky and I attended a performance of “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder.  I really didn’t expect at the time that it would send … Continue reading

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