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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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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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Writers and Chameleons

Why is a raven like a writing desk? Whoops! Wrong riddle. What I meant to write was, “Why is a writer like a chameleon? I had planned to explain that, like chameleons, writers blend into the backgrounds of their stories, … Continue reading

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Ten Quotes About Writing

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” –W. Somerset Maugham “There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” –Doris Lessing “Personally I think that … Continue reading

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You Will Never Be Bored If You’re a Writer

When I speak with young writers, this is the first thing I tell them. It’s true that you won’t be bored and that fact has gotten me through standing in a hundred lines, waiting for the gas tank to fill, … Continue reading

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Teaching Young Writers at Our Sisters’ School

Last week I spent an hour at Our Sisters’ School in New Bedford, MA talking to young writers about storytelling. What I wanted them to understand about writing can be said in ten minutes or ten hours. There are lots … Continue reading

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