Category Archives: Writing

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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Thank you, Harper Lee

“A book should be the occasion of rejoicing, but it is seldom that, imparting a feeling of completion but not of satisfaction. I suppose a writer, almost by definition, is a person incapable of satisfaction–which is what keeps him at … Continue reading

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Good Neighbor: Control of Tone in Writing and Life

Reading The Writer’s Control of Tone edited by Edward M. White, I learned something about myself in the first two pages of the introduction. Talk about effective writing! White relates a story of a curriculum salesman visiting a college composition … Continue reading

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