Nanowrimo 2006 day one and two

For those of you who know I have two blogs, understand I’m doing pretty much the same post on both of them, because this is pretty much all I’m going to post about this month. Some of you who know me know what this is. Some of you may know what ...

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Finished King’s “The Stand”

“You aren’t really liking this book, are you?” asked my husband. You see, I hadn’t quite yet finished it. What was interesting was that it laid around with just a little over a hundred pages to go for well over a week. That is the climactic end that is supposed ...

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Fun with Words

This was an exercise from Ursula K. LeGuinn’s “Steering the Craft”. It’s called Being Gorgeous. The idea is to play around with sound, but don’t use rhyme or meter. ***  Slippery synthetic syncopated symbol swims sideways.  So sophisticated.  Such sophistry.  Serendipity sings silently in this surreal sojourn.  Life?  Sliced slyly, ...

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Crabby, Self Absorbed Schizophrenic

That is what Terry Brooks says I am. Rumor has it though, that Joshua Bilmes, the proprietor for JABberwocky, disagrees. Because I am not a writer yet. He says I’m only a wannabe writer because I haven’t finished a book yet. I didn’t get to make the tepid comeback that I had ...

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Meredith Emily June Ewart

            “Always have a good time and enjoy life to the fullest.” These were the words she wrote into a high school yearbook of a friend, and these are the words she lived by with grace and beauty. Her life began on June 25, 1972. She must have ...

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What Shakespeare and Stephen King Have in Common

I just finished a great biography on William Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt called “Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare”. The history and his place in it was certainly fascinating. It is the kind of stuff I love. We all have stories that are part of a bigger whole, ...

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Discover a Great Writer

I’ve put her in my list of links, but I’d like to more formally introduce my mom. http://flourandyeast.blogspot.com/ She’s a writer. I think it surprised her when I grew up and decided I wanted to be a writer. When I was a teenager, I was probably as quiet and uncool ...

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Memories of Grandma

As I put rollers in my hair this morning, I laughed to myself, remembering visions of the stereotyped housewife doing her housework in curlers. It is a vision from the 50s and 60s that came to my mind. It takes longer this way, air drying it, but one can be ...

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