Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lightbearer

Faith can carry you through bad times. Bad times can inspire good writing. So, when I went through a personal dark time of the soul, it made sense to turn to Joan of Arc, another woman who went through some very challenging times…

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Poetry is not a Tame Art….

Poetry is not a tame art.

It doesn’t keep to where it’s told to. It pops out at you when you least expect it.

And it isn’t always formal, and delicate, either…

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Life and the Deadline

The important point is that giving yourself a deadline can bring your writing to life…..

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Having Fun While Doing Research…

They say “write what you know”. It’s easier to write about automobiles, television and the Internet, because both you and your reader know how these things work, so you only need a minimal amount of explanation or description. But what … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise…(Inspiration)

“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise:

attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.”

H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
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“And what if you could have each heart’s desire?…”

And here’s another piece of my work; a Spencerian sonnet from February of 1996.

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A Wandering Poet….

I was at Lakewood Renaissance Faire last weekend when I met, by chance, with a wandering poet…. Continue reading

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Five More Ways to Find Time for Writing

In a previous post (“Five Ways to Find Time for Writing”), we looked at some ways to find writing time in our hyper-busy lives.

But five ways are not enough. So here’s five more ways to find time for writing…

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A Connecticut Writer in King Arthur’s Court

Having spent last weekend at the Lakewood Renaissance Faire, on this coming weekend, it is my delight to be starting the first of four weekends from September 24th to October 16th at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire in Hebron, Ct.

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Definition of a Writer (Inspiration)

“A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”

Thomas Mann (1875-1955)
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