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Writers’ Wisdom

OK, so there are two reasons I chose Mr. Oscar Wilde as this week’s wisdom giver: 1. I had to go with an Irish writer being that this week’s post falls on St. Patrick’s Day because, well, duh. 2. Whether it’s … Continue reading

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Bookworm: “The Girl on the Train”

Talk about a reading one-two punch. When I finished Emily St. John Mandel’s fantastic “Station Eleven,” I thought to myself, “Welp, that’ll be the best book I read in 2015.” But alas, I was wrong, wrong, wrong — because Paula Hawkins’ … Continue reading

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730 days of writing

Another year of writing for myself has come and gone, still the only resolution I’ve ever kept. But given the business I’m in, it’s a pretty darn good resolution to make my bitch, non? Like the year before it, I wrote something … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” Robert Frost  NMM

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 30

Well, here we are, 30DPC. The end of this year’s line. I’ll miss you, but look forward to doing this again next April! Day 30 – In the End: Write a poem that begins with something ending. After the rain, … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 29

Day 29: Malapropos of what? – A malapropism is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound/appearance. For instance, “candy stripper” instead of “candy striper,” or “optical conclusion” instead of “optical illusion.” Take … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 28

Day 28: Knocking off the dust – Go into the back of your closet, or shed, or some other storage space and pick three objects at random — write a poem about them. It could be a fantastical story about … Continue reading

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