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Writing and other pursuits….(day six)

As of this morning, I am pretty much completely symtom-free. Huzzah! Unfortunately, as of this morning, according to the test I took when I got up, I am not yet COVID-free. Boo! I assume this just means that my immune system … Continue reading

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Keeping the pump primed….

A bit of dialogue from Bull Durham: Crash Davis: I never told him to stay out of your bed. Annie Savoy: You most certainly did. Crash Davis: I never told him to stay out of your bed. Annie Savoy: Yes you … Continue reading

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Two days of writing….

The tale is in the numbers. For perspective: I count anything over 1000 words in a day as a really good day. Saturday: Sunday: I feel like I’ve finally cracked the nut that is the plot of Forgotten Stars V. This one … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Why Writers Should Read Poetry, part I

Reposting now that National Poetry Month is over, as a reminder to make poetry a part of your regular literary life, writers! The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State,And I hunched … Continue reading

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“They’re called ‘quotation marks’.”

Diving a bit deep into the weeds of the writer brain, I’m always thinking about…quotation marks. Because my way of using them is, for most Americans, incorrect. This drives my poor friend and editor, Jason Bennion, to distraction each and … Continue reading

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Advice for Pantsers

I have recently finally started to unravel the plot of Forgotten Stars V: The Final Frontier (not the actual title), much to my pleasure. This one has been giving me fits, to the point that I’ve been seriously considering making the … Continue reading

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“Oh, so THAT’s what happens!” (A writing update)

“Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.” –Sam Seaborn, “Twenty Hours In America (part two)”, THE WEST WING I don’t know if I’m a great writer, but if that’s one of the qualities they need I’m … Continue reading

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Writing (and a cheeseburger) in Paradise

To justify the Jimmy Buffet reference, here’s the cheeseburger I had the other night. And here I am, writing. Both of these things happened in Paradise. Some writers are insistent about doing their work in their preferred environments–their home offices … Continue reading

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It really is like this (a writing update)

Since I rededicated this space as my primary home online and the center of my blogging universe, I haven’t discussed my writing progress much! But first, a diversion. Someone shared this painting on Twitter the other day, and I found … Continue reading

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Four-month Check In

So, here we are, four months since my last check in! And so much and so little has changed. The pandemic continues, and for a while it seemed as if things might be slowly getting better…and then, for a lot … Continue reading

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