Monthly Archives: February 2013

Exploring what Publishers are looking for

What gives voice and substance and individuality to our writing is the inner spark. One of my writing group members quoted the Talmud, and since it’s been a month, I can’t remember it accurately. But the gist in literary terms … Continue reading

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Writer’s envy

            Writer’s envy—it’s struck again.  The writer is Brian Doyle, and his essay, Joyas Voladoras ,the enviable work.  Doyle focuses on minute detail of the hummingbird, then the blue whale, then other animals and their hearts in splendidly fresh prose … Continue reading

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            I have a concern today that has nothing to do with disability or writing or children’s literature.  But it does have to do with living richly and fully—all of us, including our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  My concern … Continue reading

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book recommendation and writing tips

I’d like to recommend the book, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.  So often writers search for help in their work, particularly looking at story structure and other techniques. It’s surprising how much tips from editor Cheryl Klein or screenwriter Matt … Continue reading

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