Category Archives: Reflections and Reviews

To of my followers in the US, happy National Poetry Month! And if you don’t live in the US, it’s perfectly fine to participate!  Here is a link to some information: http://m.poets.org/national-poetry-month/national-poetry-month-faq In addition to my own poems (I’m trying … Continue reading

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Enchanting an Editor

So today NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) hosted a webinar with editor Barry Cunningham and M. Anjelais. You can view the full webinar here: http://www.spreecast.com/events/enchanting-an-editor—2  Here’s a little bit of background information: About Barry Cunningham and M. Anjelais: He joined … Continue reading

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Writing 201: Poetry Potluck

I found a poetic gem while poring over an old bookstore in Florida: “Morning in the Hospital Solarium” by Sylvia Plath. You can read the poem at http://allpoetry.com/Morning-In-The-Hospital-Solarium . Sylvia Plath’s poems have wonderful imagery, and I think that’s draws me in. I’ve … Continue reading

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Addressing The Writer’s Wall: Self-Criticism

You are completely ecstatic about your novel. You create compelling characters. You think of an exciting setting. Everything seems perfect…until your writing reaches a dead end. So, you crumble it. Don’t do that. Open the paper back up. It doesn’t matter if it’s a … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Story?

What is the magic ingredient for a good story? I’ve pondered this question for a while, and I think the best way to answer this question is to ask: “Why are some books almost impossible to put down? Why?” This … Continue reading

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