“Does Madonna walk around the house in cone bras and come-bleep-me bustiers?” -Steven Pressfield -photo credit: Brandon Carson Not only does Pressfield have the art of the hook down, he’s got a point in The War of Art. (Note, “bleep” … Continue reading
Tag Archives: writing
Morning, for writers holds so much promise. It’s more than that the blank slate of the day before you representing the potential of the page. For me it’s also the energy of the promise. There is something about being up … Continue reading
Writing Truth and Memory in Memoir
There is truth and falsehood in a comma. -Tom Stoppard, The Invention of Love image courtesy goodreads As a memoirist and writing instructor, I am often asked and often ask … Continue reading
Carve Out Writing Time & Guard it Like a Zealot… Until It’s Time to Make Chicken Soup
The title pretty much sums up my week. I worked for days, banking time to free up this last Thursday and Friday for working on the book. “Only two chapters to go. How hard could it be?” I won’t tell … Continue reading
Photo Essay: Animals Abroad
This cat on Mykonos, like so many animals I see when I travel abroad, fascinated me. I was given to think about Isabel Allende’s writings about the ubiquitous Central American dog — that medium sized, short haired, multi-colored dog you … Continue reading
Summer Notebook 2013: It’s All Material, Sometimes.
It’s all material. If you write, you’ve heard this before. Great writing ideas flash by me everyday, but like someone caught in a flood, I see lots of stuff go by, but I’m too busy bailing to grab onto anything … Continue reading
Not Writing and Healing: the mid-age knee saga
The first knee-twist-lock-F-bomb scenerio August leaving the English Department with the Director of Humanities—my new boss, we chatted and laughed as I pushed against a massive oak door leading outside. Mid push my left knee snapped, folded and locked. Falling … Continue reading
Why Hire an Editor?
As I work toward finishing my memoir, which by some accounts is a coming of age in the Alaskan wilderness story, and by others (thank you Dennis) is my journey to becoming a writer, I found this blog article timely. I hope you do too. – Renee
Keeping Track of What’s Important
One time in Belize, because Mr. Hubby and I miscued on who was in charge of whose bags, my backpack with all my camera gear and SD cards—all of our pictures from the whole trip—took off in the small airplane … Continue reading
From the Slush Pile: Michael Ondaatje and Me
Since serving as Associate Editor at Hayden’s Ferry Review, I continue to keep a finger on the pulse of the literary offerings at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. I’m thankful for my experiences at Piper and the … Continue reading
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