Category Archives: Writing

Silence in the face of Life…

My recently published novel is dedicated to my sister, who passed sixteen years ago today. In a sense, it’s a tale of love in search of itself, a particular conversation we fell into all the days of our shared life. … Continue reading

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Writing Family: A favorite uncle

Family stories grow out of what we remember about the characters and relationships of our families, or from stories passed down from earlier generations. When we write about our families, we are writing about characters who have loomed large in … Continue reading

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Your Writing Voice-Uniquely You

Your unique voice comes from the well of memory, a lifetime of feelings and experiences accumulated over a lifetime. Gems of experience forged deep in the subconscious, are small cocoons of thought wrapped in sensory data and bound by emotion, unknown … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop Fun

Recently I had the privilege of leading a writing workshop for a language arts class in  middle school. Being a night owl of sorts, I was not looking forward to the 7:30 am duty call. But the laughter, chatter and … Continue reading

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Why I Like Writing Workshops

I believe in the power of words and in building my own power with just the right word. I work to find the right word for each idea I want to communicate. This is very important in a poem, It … Continue reading

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Observe and Write

At nineteen I acquired my first full time job at the local dog pound. My  day jobs ran the gamut from fielding complaints of little old ladies about dog packages ruining their lawns to, in my last full time work, … Continue reading

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On Writing

In her book, The Writer’s Workout, writing coach Christina Katz directs her readers to write until “not writing makes you anxious.” I know what she means. Two years ago—well past the date I was to be done with post-graduate school—I … Continue reading

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