Category Archives: Creativity

Scriptophilia (and Harold) made me do it

Confession? I quit NaNoWriMo. Wednesday, November 15 was my last day. I wrote (and fudged and outlined and talked to myself on paper) for fifteen days and 24,002 words, and then I decided to stop kidding myself. I had (have) … Continue reading

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A Long Way to Go with NaNo and Frodo

“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” ~E.L. Doctorow It was pouring. I stood outside the grocery store still wearing … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo? Yes!

Psst!. . .I’m just sneaking over here to let you know that if I’m not blogging lengthy tomes this month it’s not because I’m not writing. Au contraire! For the first time, I am participating in NaNoWriMo. Oh! Never heard … Continue reading

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One Inch

“all I have to do is to write down as much as I can see through a one-inch picture frame.” ~Anne Lamott   I’m reading a wonderful book. An award winner. At one point, the sheer poignancy of the words … Continue reading

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Quiet Keyboards

Writing was more of a sensory experience when I was younger than it is today. In middle school, I would use a pencil (a pen if I was lucky) and write notes in a paper notebook. After filling a page, I’d turn it to … Continue reading

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Of Reeds and Strings and Other New Things

I’m learning violin. I’m forty-six. I’ve never played an instrument. Why now? I’ve always wanted to learn violin, and one day this very instrument made its appearance in my life as if to announce It’s time. I had heard violin was … Continue reading

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Touring the Country of Math

  “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”                                                                                      ~Oliver Wendell Holmes We all think differently. My grandmother would say, “It takes all kinds to make a world.” She was right. We need doctors … Continue reading

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