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A literary week…

I’ve had a literary week this week. On Thursday I spent the day filling out my Writers’ Reserve grant applications and mailing them. Thirty dollars on postage – yikes!! But it’s well worth it. Friday I took part in Stories … Continue reading

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Planning the work

“Plan your work and work your plan” – has anyone besides me ever rolled their eyes at this business dictum? I do like a bit of planning, but perhaps it’s because I’ve spent most of my life in art that … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Binge

There’s a negative connotation to the word “binge”. It suggests a lack of control and discipline. As a survivor of probably a dozen binges or more over the last six years, I think there’s something to be said for them. … Continue reading

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Going solo

This past week I did something I’ve never done before. I sent off a grant application without running the pages by my critique group. Please don’t think it was because I figured I didn’t need them any more. Au contraire, … Continue reading

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Writing up an appetite

Igor Stravinsky once said that an artist must work even when no inspiration is present, because “inspiration comes from work as appetite comes from eating”. Igor had a point there. I do have days – and I’m sure every writer … Continue reading

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My best advice

In the last several months I’ve had maybe half a dozen requests for information from new writers. One and all, they want to know how to become published. “I love to write,” these emails start, or some variation thereof. Eventually … Continue reading

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Happy Hour is here!

Six p.m., and Happy Hour at the January Writers’ Binge! In the past three days I’ve made one breakfast, one lunch and one supper, plus a batch of homemade mango ice cream (recipe below) for tonight’s dessert. Oh, yes, and … Continue reading

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