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Writing at the Beach

There’s something about a beach that changes us.  We “un-lax” as opposed to relax, letting go of all but the most basic elements of our lives.  We wake, eat, sleep, walk the beach, go in the water (if it’s not … Continue reading

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Writing Resources

Recently, I was asked if I could provide some resources for poetry and for writing generally.  Rather than create a document to share, I thought I’d return to my blog and begin a thread for writing resources, with reason(s) for selecting … Continue reading

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Whew! NaNoWriMo ends

I emerge after a month of clacking typewriter keys and realizing that while I wrote 50,000 words, I still haven’t finished my novel draft.  No matter—I’m “over the hump” and am confident that I’ll finish by the end of December. … 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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Reciprocity

As with many other artistic endeavors, many of our connections are reciprocal.  We may “write alone,” but we share and share alike.  My late mother used to call it “taking in each others’ washing.” In our social media age, reciprocity is … 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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How to be a “Successful” Poet from a former UK Poet Laureate

  I recently came across a BBC article that shares Sir Andrew Motion’s “Top Ten Tips for being a Successful Poet” (11 October, 2014).  While this article came out a while ago, what I most like about the article is … Continue reading

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