Category Archives: Writing

WRITERS AT OUR SISTER’S SCHOOL

  Our Sister’s School invited me back this year to talk to a group of young writers about the art and craft of writing fiction. These young women voluntarily stay after school in order to learn more about writing–and they … Continue reading

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BEAUTIFUL SENTENCES

Beautiful sentences in English literature are a pleasure to read and remember. Recently Daniel Dalton of BuzzFeed Books solicited reader opinions on the most beautiful sentences they had read. Here are some of their favorites (and mine), with attribution of … Continue reading

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“TIME FOR TIME” IN THE NEW YEAR

Last Sunday morning, I spent my time writing a draft blog of Ten New Year’s Resolutions. It was intended to be both serious and amusing because (1) I am serious about these things and (2) I think some of them are … Continue reading

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Ten Dumb Facebook Come-ons

I am a sucker for Facebook links to cute animal videos and I tolerate a good deal of ridicule as a result. What I can barely tolerate, though, are the ridiculous headlines designed to increase numbers of viewers. I am … Continue reading

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Home: A Place With a Soul

“Home is the place where from every view I can find a memory. The dining room table is a good spot to begin. I always sit at the end nearest the kitchen and my husband always at the opposite end. … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the …What?…Is

  Some people are homebodies; others prefer to spend most of their time traveling, the farther the better. Why are we so different? And what do we get out of staying put or roaming? A couple of weeks ago, a … Continue reading

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Winning–or Not Quite Winning

  Do you know what it means to be “short listed?” (Hint: it’s better than being short sheeted. Or short sighted.) In the literary world, to be short listed is to be named a finalist for a writing award. For … Continue reading

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Books at My Bedside

I’m often asked what books I’m currently reading (or intending to read soon) and why. Here’s the current stack of books on my very tidied-up nightstand: 1. The three latest issues of The New Yorker—it’s been a busy month, so … Continue reading

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Secrets, Lies and Inappropriate Choice Guys

I have been researching gay marriage recently, as part of the work on my novel-in-progress. Specifically, I’ve been looking into situations in which a gay or bisexual man first married a woman, then decided to divorce and marry a man. … Continue reading

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June 28 – Osterville’s Local Author Palooza!

      On Saturday, June 28 from 1-4 pm, I will be joining 25+ local authors under the big tent at the Osterville Village Library. This event is hosted by local indie bookstore, BOOKS BY THE SEA, as part … Continue reading

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