Monthly Archives January 2011

Raining Buckets, Revision, & a Non-Resolution

“Remember, it is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is a common occurrence in all writing, and among the best writers.” - William Strunk Jr. The expression “It’s raining buckets” has assumed new meaning as I drag a rain-filled garbage bucket away from under the faulty eaves and dump it on the lawn, well away from
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Maestro Mouse

“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,” the Queen remarked to Alice. - Lewis Carroll A recent concert at the Dunn Theatre in Halifax sent me hurtling down Memory Lane . Well, it wasn’t so much the concert, as a lovely little reminder of a remarkable time in this writer/musician’s life, all thanks to a mouse. I arrived at the hall forty minutes before
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Collage

1 a form of art in which various materials (e.g. photographs, pieces of paper, fabric, or wood) are arranged and glued to a backing. 2 a work of art done in this way. 3 a collection of unrelated things.  - Oxford English Dictionary 1. Lots to think about and plenty to write as the daylight stretches from one end of the day to the other. The late-afternoon sky is a collage of
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A Room of One’s Own

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” - Virginia Woolf Apple-green walls, a desk large enough to accomodate a spread of papers and maybe a single, white tulip in a glass. A wall of bookshelves, a chair and a lamp. Some sort of rug to cover the scuffed wooden floor. A long-held dream is coming closer. To
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