Monthly Archives: June 2009

Admiration

Sometimes, while reading, I come across a line so beautiful, so well-crafted, that I wish I could put the words on the floor and roll on them like a dog to get their scent all over me and in some … Continue reading

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Now where did I put that….?

“Always be sure you get your moon in the right part of the sky.”  — Herschel Brickell Research.  Do it.  No arguments. Seriously, does it drive anyone else nuts to be reading about something you know a little (or a … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous

“Words are my gun and my spear.”  — Daisy Utemorrah (from “The Storyteller of Mowanjum”) Ms. Utemorrah is a native Australian, an Aboriginal.  And a very wise woman. There is a bit of warrior in most writers, I think.  We … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory

“Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos.  Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish to the crowd.” — I Ching In that case, my novel will be AMAZING!  Ha! One of the things … Continue reading

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Can’t Not Do It

“…books aren’t written on whim or promises.  Books are written on years turned inside out by ideas that never let go until you get them in print, and even then writing’s a last resort, a desperate ransom you pay to … Continue reading

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Slowing Down

Ruth Shamansky (mother of my friend Rise) once said, “I have a lot to do today and I’m going to get to all of it by slowing down.”  She was making a joke at the time, but I think those … Continue reading

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