Tag Archives: Writing

The Warm Blanket

The last week of December is a warm blanket. It is soft and dark and I hold it close. My cold fingers pull the edge to my chin. The stars come early and leave late. The sun is only a … 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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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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Mushroom Gougère and Writing

I have a friend who said she vacuums every day before going to the office. Every day! I was too humiliated to admit ours might be done once a month (before she comes). But what I think is that her … Continue reading

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