Category Archives: Fumbling towards competence

Elizabeth learns something – maybe not always what she intended

Trying to sort it out

Anyone who knows me well probably knows I have several issues with free-verse poetry. That is, I have several questions or ideas about free-verse poetry that are open for discussion. (Anyone who knows me well also knows that I don’t … Continue reading

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Finding out what I know

Last night at the monthly meeting of To The Point, the writers’ group, we held a little workshop on revising poetry. I was leader/facilitator/major domo/Grand High Poobah, pick one. I daresay it went well – everybody there seemed to feel … Continue reading

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The thingness of things

I think about art all the time. I can’t remember a time in my life when I couldn’t draw, or when I didn’t love making things. When I made my living as a printmaker, my bread and butter was my … Continue reading

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Feeding my head…

Since starting this Patreon page I’ve been on an emotional and artistic rollercoaster, swinging from “What am I going to do?!!” and “Who would even want to look at this stuff anyway?!!” to “I’m a good artist – people will … Continue reading

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With a little help from my friends

This new adventure with Patreon is occupying a lot of my thoughts. I haven’t done anything quite like this before, and it’s by turns exciting and scary, probably the closest I’m going to get to a roller coaster ride. I … Continue reading

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A “why bother” moment

…and I’m looking forward to a productive year of writing. I have stories to tell, and I need to get on with it. I had a short spell of despair recently. A friend sent me a murder mystery by an … Continue reading

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Leaving Valenia…for a while

I have now had two rejections in this latest round of submissions to agents. Progress, however slow. I don’t like to change my mind about something when I’ve made it up, but I’ve just done that very thing. It’s been … Continue reading

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