Category Archives: Writing and Creativity Outpost

The Coven Circle of Revising

  I’m all for mind magic, imagination, flights of fantasy, intelligent alter egos, and inviting muses, guardian angels, and ghosts. I’ll take my help from a gifted teacher, luck, a chance remark by a waitress, or a homeless person with … Continue reading

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Losing Faith in God is a Hero’s Journey Step

“. . . it swept away my last belief that there might be a Being of some kind out there who truly loved and cared about me—and that my prayers might be heard, and even answered.” The first time I … Continue reading

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Passing

Nella Larsen Rutgers University Press, 1986 Oh, so many things our little brains think about. There are endless ways to justify our actions, question another’s, and paint our memories. The pitiable protagonist, though she wants to be noble, is Irene … Continue reading

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Ghostwriter Mommy Blues

Good news. A book I was hired to write has been nominated for a statewide award. The news came via a text message from the man whose childhood story needed telling. I congratulated him and he texted back that he … Continue reading

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