Category Archives: WRITING

WRITING: Hitting the Magical Stride

I’m having great fun with the 100 Days Project, now up to Day #35. What I’m noticing are the patterns that emerge from a dedicated and sustained effort. For example, in daily writing, even when given a starting point or … Continue reading

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WRITING: Paragraph Breaks

Wow. Just learned something that maybe I knew but forgot or forgot that I knew: the importance of placement, of spacing, of a simple paragraph break. Example: “He said she just wanted a shoulder or money or something like that … Continue reading

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WRITING and REALITY?: Daily Doings

While I’ve been weaning myself off of Facebook and twitter to concentrate more on keeping up on the weblogs, I’ve also gotten myself busy keeping up on the sidelines with the 100 Days Project. There are some thirty or so … Continue reading

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WRITING: Keeping to Deadlines

So I have a dozen stories started and sitting on my desktop unfinished now for over a month, maybe more. But give me a deadline (and an inspirational prompt) and so far, I’ve kept up with the 100 Day Project … Continue reading

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WRITING: Opportunities

I’m glad I decided to start each morning out with a story–throughout the summer but maybe beyond that if I’m still of the mind. Today’s subject was “perspective” and for me, that just conjured up all kinds of things since … Continue reading

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WRITING: Stories 3 and 4

Well yes, I do go back and edit throughout the day–it’s just a habit that tears me between the rush of a story completed and the knowledge that it could have been better. #3 is based on a roadtrip, #4 … Continue reading

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WRITING: Story #2

Watched Timmons’ starting video this morning and knew exactly what my story was going to be. Started once again with the opening line and trusted it to stay strong all day while I was away before I wrote it down. … Continue reading

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WRITING: A Start

A beautiful film clip by John Timmons has inspired a short story that wanders from the beauty into the darker happenings of relationships. I’m going to try to keep up with writing a short piece every day taking a bit … Continue reading

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WRITING: & Projects

I won’t go over the whole thing again here, but on Hypercompendia I posted about organizing my efforts, both in hypertext and traditional, in Tinderbox and what that has revealed to me: the need to write more regularly and edit … Continue reading

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WRITING: Language and Perception

From the New Scientist tweet this morning: Kew’s “code-breaker” saves world’s smallest lily from extinction http://bit.ly/5QCJU But if you think about it, wouldn’t failure to “save” not change the fact that we would still have a (new) world’s smallest lily … Continue reading

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WRITING: Some Articles on Short Stories, MFAs, & Online Publishing

It started with this article by Jason Sanford, sent to me by Dorothee Lang (Blue Print Review), Who Wears Short Shorts, Micro Stories and MFA Disgust. in StorySouth. Jason brings up some valid points about the changes in the literary … Continue reading

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WRITING: To The Beat of a Different Drum

(UPDATE: via Dorothee Lang (Blue Print Review), this most interesting echo of my own feelings: Jason Sanford, in storySouth — this may even call for another post.) Just remembered that May is Short Story Month (no, I don’t know who … Continue reading

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WRITING & REALITY?: My Favorite, Perspective

In reading around the web this morning, particularly political topics but more personal and opinionated ones as well, I came across a tweet from New Scientist that offers a visual that illuminates the power of perspective on our beliefs as … Continue reading

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EDUCATION & WRITING: The Need for Guidance in Writing Flash

So now the trend is short story, flash fiction anywhere from 140 characters to abide by twitter-fic, to as much as 1500 words or so, depending on whose definition of flash versus short story we’re using. Love it. However…somebody back … Continue reading

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NEW MEDIA & WRITING: The Writer and Social Networking

Got my panties in a twist this morning but spent a good part of half of my mind thinking about the implications of social networking and the creative writer. It started when I posted on twitter and Facebook that I … Continue reading

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