Monthly Archives: August 2009

Sunday Style: First Sentences

In this month’s Writer’s Digest, there’s a short article by Judy Budnitz that talks about an exercise writers can use to deal with the blank page. The method is to write 10 or 20 first sentences. I gave it a … Continue reading

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While You Were Out

My online writing group got to chatting the other day about how far technology has come and how it influences us. Authors use Facebook to promote books, people create blogs everywhere around the world, calls for submission are shared via … Continue reading

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The official definition of kindergarten is: a class or school for children under six years old [from German, literally: children’s garden]. Next week, as I mentioned in my post about what brought me to tears on a fitness machine, my … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Creativity and work

One of my writer friends, Moxie Mom, recently shared parts of an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.  I really like what Elizabeth says about being a writer. This is a message I’m supposed to be hearing … Continue reading

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Interview: Doug Binder

As I mentioned in a post last week one of my high school friends, Doug Binder, told me at our recent reunion that he wrote and published a book, Send Me A Sign. He gave me a copy and I … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Memoir

I’ve been thinking about memoir lately, maybe because I enjoy creative nonfiction so much and the two are tightly linked for me. An author who focuses on memoir, Sue William Silverman, is on a blog tour for her new book … Continue reading

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This boy is growing up!

I started to cry on the Stairmaster at my gym a few days ago. I hadn’t hurt myself. It wasn’t that I was sick and tired of exercising. I wasn’t crying in desperation about the pounds that won’t melt away. … Continue reading

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Send Me A Sign

At my reunion a few weeks ago, I mentioned to one of my high school friends, Doug Binder, that I’d like to interview him at Motherlogue. Doug is a sports reporter for The Oregonian and I thought it would be … Continue reading

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The Writer Mama Book Tour – September

For the third year in a row, The Writer Mama, Christina Katz, is giving away thirty books in thirty days.Read here for a Motherlogue interview with Christina from a few months ago. For the Back To School Giveaway, all you … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Writing as a Process

Lately most, if not all, of my writing time has been focused on submission guidelines and target markets. I’m happy about this — it’s good to be writing and submitting my words. I like the productivity and the sense of … Continue reading

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