Category Archives: generating work

Writing En Masse

Talk about writing alone in a group—that’s NaNoWriMo.  We’re 9 days into the process and people’s fingers are flying.  For fun, I signed up both in my current geographic region and in the region where I was born.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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Revision

While NaNoWriMo is the 10% process of spilling your words on the page, revision is the 90% that comes after.  If we spend November on our first drafts, (optimistically finishing the first drafts of our novels) we will be confronted in … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo

For anyone who might not know what this is, it’s National Novel Writing Month, and, from the way it’s taken off in the last couple of years, you’d think that no one in the U.S. is going to accomplish anything … Continue reading

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Scholar OLLI

This fall, I’ve been given the opportunity to teach a five-week class on Creative Writing in All Forms for the Osher Lifelong Institute at Cal State East Bay.  As of today, I have thirteen students and they’re amazing.  They have … Continue reading

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Two weeks into withdrawal

Having finished the 30/30 project officially on Aug. 30, I’ve had two weeks to decompress from the intense “one a day” poem effort.  That said, as part of my determination to engage in more generative work than I have in … Continue reading

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September opportunity for poets

As Tupelo Press’ 30/30 project winds down this week, I’ve been keeping up with the generative work process of writing a poem a day. I focused on time this month–how it’s rigid and flexible at the same time, how we perceive it, and … Continue reading

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