Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Hard Words

Recently, I posted about writing difficulties: understanding poetry and getting the right amount of emotion into a piece. Going back as far as late spring, the words have been hard. I didn’t know why they were hard, only that they … Continue reading

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My Problem with Poetry

Two consecutive days of posts? Is there a problem? No. Christmastime is many things: busy, stressful, joyful, and at times, troubling. I suspect that I won’t make another post until after Christmas. So, I thought I’d get this post up… … Continue reading

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Improving Slow Reads

Some time ago, I was told the beginning of my novel read slow. I wasn’t sure how to address it. I removed many unnecessary scenes and combined others. Still, I didn’t think I did enough. After spending the summer strictly … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving was a quiet holiday, a four-day weekend of much needed downtime. My wife made a delicious Thanksgiving lunch with enough leftovers to last the rest of the weekend. For the first time that I can recall (though she said … Continue reading

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