Category Archives: Writing and Creativity Outpost

The Book of Ages, The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Jill LeporeAlfred Knopf, 2013 Excavating the remains of the “plain” lives of “merchants and gentle ladies, the busy tradesmen and the surly apprentices” for a biography earlier than 1900 who were not of royal blood or historically important is guaranteed … Continue reading

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Chasing “A Flaw in the Blood”

I got a new iPad! A major reason why is I am trying to gain control of books. I always have and always will maintain a personal, quirky library. Books have always been necessary treasures in any home I’ve lived … Continue reading

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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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