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My Newest Hero

I hope you have time to read this long, but brilliant and lively interview with Connie Willis printed in Lightspeed Magazine. She has so much to say about writing, getting and developing ideas, researching, rejections, despair, hope, the unexpected aspects … Continue reading

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Self-Reliance

In one of my former writer’s groups, I was the only member who focused on poetry as well as fiction and essays. Yet, I was stunned when one day at the meeting another woman read a poem, turned to me … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith

Whether or not you are a believer, the Bible has wisdom to convey. One of the most famous verses is from 1 Corinthians, verse 13. Of course, there are several translations, but this is one from The New International Version: … Continue reading

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No Comparison Part III

Having made all those comments encouraging each of us not to compare ourselves with other writers, I admit to being the worst offender. It seems to be human nature to do this, and maybe there’s not really much we can … Continue reading

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No Comparison, Part I

Occasionally my electric company sends me a charming, colorful letter informing me that I am using far, far more electricity than most of my neighbors who live in dwellings of a similar square footage to mine. The flyer includes “tips” … Continue reading

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A New Mantra

In his excellent book, Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads, Paul Theroux talks about “places so obscure . . . they were described in the rural way as ‘you gotta be going there to get there.’” This struck me … Continue reading

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