Monthly Archives: May 2014

  Writing Tips                   I’ve often thought that writers tend to approach their work predominantly in one of two ways—instinctually or academically, using the right or left brain.  Reading Flannery O’Connor’s short story, A Good Man is Hard to … Continue reading

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                I am still processing the presentations by the speakers at this year’s “Narratives of Courage” in Watchung, New Jersey, and “Living Lessons” in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.  All speakers enjoyed so-called normal lives until a terrorist act, a natural … Continue reading

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My Guides

Recently I read a poem by Hilda Doolittle, a contemporary of Pound and Eliot, about the North Star. As a blind person with a Seeing Eye dog, I’m so grateful for guiding, grateful also to my friends and family who … Continue reading

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eI’ve been so aware lately in my own writing and in that of others of sinking into a character’s perspective.  The more that we do this, the more deeply we develop the character, present his/her world, and nuance our protagonists.  … Continue reading

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Writers with Disabilities: In reading “On Criticism by Alexander Pope, famous 18th century writer, I learned that he’d had tuberculosis of the bone as a child.  He grew to be only 4-1/2 feet tall and had chronic pain apparently. This … Continue reading

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