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Monthly Archives: January 2013
January of 2013 has been a tough time for us all with colds and flu and just plain old ordinary exhaustion. A writer must write- but what do you do when you’re too sick or tired to write?…
Winter is the time for nesting, and my husband and I have taken a little break after the hustle and bustle of Arisia 2013 to curl up, think, read, write, dream and plan great deeds for the year ahead.
Soon enough though, we’re hitting the road ahead once more, on our way to the Wicked Winter Faire on February 15-17 in Somerset, New Jersey. This year, Wicked Faire is two adult faires in one- Revenge of the Renaissance Faire and the Time Traveller’s Resort & Museum. That means even more entertainment, glory, wonder and fun for those who choose to brave the adventures of Wicked.
Wanna build writer’s skills, have fun and make the world a better place?…
Hey- wait a minute. We’ve been here before (on 12/13/12); but I’ve got another take on a way to enjoy yourself and improve as a writer while improving the world around you.
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau
Still need to start thinking about my platform, but right now I’m doing the planning and outline for a “play-shop” on waking your creativity up that I’ll be giving at the end of February on behalf of the Fairfield County Writer’s group (FCWG)….
When you’re writing, whether poetry or prose, you need to give some thought to the sound of the words you are using and how they fit together. Even though most people read silently to themselves, the sounds of the words resonate inside of their heads, and words that clash will disturb your readers, even if they don’t quite know why.
For this reason, I’d like to present you with this poem by G. Nolst Trenité. Read it silently to yourself, and the read it again aloud; and see what it can teach you about the sounds of silent words…
Last call – tonight (1/23/13), I’ll be appearing from 8-9 on the New Normal with Tchipakkan on http://liveparanormal.com
It’s a new year and many of us have set new years resolutions or otherwise made plans for changes we wanted to make in our lives. We all have good intentions, but its one thing to want to make a change and another thing altogether to make that happen
We’ll be looking at energetic and mind-body ways to strengthen your resolve to make good things happen, conquer the dragons of Resistance, and otherwise empower your Better World Coming…
“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
There are certain rules to writing well, right? Rules for writing faster and more efficiently, editing well, meeting deadlines, writing readable copy and doing all of the tasks associated with the various aspects of writing.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do these things, yes?
Well, yes and no