Tag Archives: Fiction

Disconnected Phrases & Haunting Images: What Fills A Writer’s Notebook

Throughout the month of February, t.s. wright and I have been enjoying the Southeast Review’s Daily Writer’s Regimen. On Day Twenty-Two, Anne Valente’s Craft Talk, “Constellated Images” was featured. I will now share this with you. ANNE VALENTE “CONSTELLATED IMAGES” … Continue reading

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Things Are Not What They Seem: A Brief Writing Exercise

There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot–things are not as they seem.  ~ Jim Thompson   I love this quote. While I can’t say that there are indeed … Continue reading

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… “when I write I’m merely a sensibility.”- Virginia Woolf

Reading through Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary, published by her husband, Leonard Woolf, can be likened to trying to put a 10,000 piece 3D puzzle together while blindfolded. And then, just when I’m hopelessly lost, her voice comes through with such … Continue reading

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Proof Of Life: Writing About Writing

“To defend what you’ve written is a sign that you are alive.” ~ William Zinsser Today, I invite all hard laboring writers to defend something you’ve written. No matter if it’s old or new, no matter if it has been … Continue reading

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Collaboration: Fairy Dust & Hard Labor

Just as RicoChey is suggesting a mob of us writers collaborate, I begin reading a book about creative collaboration. In Big Magic, Liz Gilbert puts forth her experiences with inspiration — that thing of mysterious quality and substance, like fairy dust … Continue reading

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Big Magic: Let’s Discuss Creative Living Beyond Fear

I’ve been a fan of Elizabeth Gilbert’s since listening to her narration of Eat Pray Love in the winter of 2012.  Gilbert’s narrative talent is divine on paper; her spoken word is magnificent. That narrative talent is what got me … Continue reading

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Collaborative Writing Game: You’re It. Go!

This sounds really fun, y’all. Catch up on the basics, then see my list of ideas below. Here’s the basis of RicoChey’s game: ● A group of participants form a team and swap email addresses. ● Taking turns, each participant … Continue reading

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