Category Archives: Reading and Writing

Poetry’s Sonnet

Tonight I was collaborating with former New Hampshire Poet Laureate, Marie Harris, to prepare for her upcoming Webinar about the Prose Poem (Monday at 7 PM–register through the NH Writers’ Project). We discussed various types of poems. She described the … Continue reading

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An Innocuous Older in the Youngers’ Court

According to Ashton Applewhite in This Chair Rocks:A Manifesto Against Ageism, at 5:10 tonight, when I enter my writing class, I will be an “Older”. Older is a relative term; not of bucket into which a person is placed. There are … Continue reading

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Manuscript Review

Last Thursday, I sent the third draft of my story to an editor for a manuscript review. Note the choice of the word “story”.  Not novel. Not its working title. Just a story. Now, self doubt and insecurities roost upon … Continue reading

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LAFL: Cut from Waterford

This is a flashback, cut from Love at First Lilt. Carly is remembering her mother, who died when she was a teenager. When Carly was twelve, there came the night of the first spring full moon. It was a crisp … Continue reading

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You Know You’re a Writer When…

You know you’re a writer when you turn 2,400 words into 500, and you celebrate. Copyright                                   Disclaimer

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