Monthly Archives: July 2010

So, what am I avoiding?

I think the writing universe was sending me a message today. First, my friend Jenni sent a link to an interview with Gay Talese. In this interview, Talese turns the tables on the journalist and starts asking her questions. It’s … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast

My strengths and abilities in the world of compare and contrast formally began in Freshman English with Gene Jenkins, one of my outstanding high school instructors. In the essays I wrote in response to Romeo & Juliet, The Epic of … Continue reading

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Sunday-ish Style: Encouraged by rejections

No, it’s not Sunday. Anywhere. But, here I am on Monday, putting my derriere in my chair to force myself to find something to write about. Sunday Style fits the bill, so we’re going to forget formalities this week. Sunday-ish … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Me but not me (yet)

The July/August issue of Writer’s Digest arrived in my mailbox earlier this week. One section I always enjoy is Breaking In where they highlight three new authors and how they…you guessed it…broke in. This month I was struck by how … Continue reading

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One foot in front of the other

Whew, I am overwhelmed by the sadness in the world today. I think as writers we pick up on emotions and that is a gift. But then there are times, like the recent weeks for me, when that “gift” makes … Continue reading

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