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Back on Track

“Tell me a story, Pew. What kind of story, child? A story with a happy ending. There’s no such thing in all the world. As a happy ending? As an ending.” - Jeanette Winterson My Bill Bryson kick seems to have run its course. As
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POV

“The truth is not distorted here, but rather a certain distortion is used to get at the truth.” - Flannery O’Connor Frankly, I’m stuck. My 100-page novel manuscript has sat quietly for a few weeks now, as I’ve pondered and knitted hats and fretted and
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R-e-s-p-e-c-t

“Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.” - Edward Albee I knitted a few more hats this week, and the fruits of my labour included
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Happy Anniversary!

“Music can sound like the wind and the rain, and like thunder! It can make you happy or sad, or remind you of things, like bumblebees, or birds, or.. casual dating norge. or… yellow!”  - Trixie Spider This week being the anniversary of the eight-show
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Four Hats, Four Pages

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” - Steven Wright Winter has firmly asserted itself with a thick blanket of snow that recently had Halifax socked in for half a day. While the Business Guy toiled with the neighbour’s snow blower (“No,
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The Yarn-Whisperer

“I don’t believe in writing every day though I’m at my desk every day dating i norge. So much of the writing is thinking before you write, reading, or simply brooding.” - Stanley Kunitz There’s snow drifting down. Earlier it was rain, then as the
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No Lipstick Required

“The natural writer hopes to communicate – to present somebody else his interpretation of life.” - Booth Tarkington “What do you get out of writing your blog?” It’s a good question, raised by someone near-and-dear who has been following my blog since the very first post.
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High Anxiety

“Though an angel should write, still ’tis devils must print.” - Thomas Moore You would not believe the dreams flying around inside my sleeping head lately. When I’m hot on the trail of a story, my subconscious flits about in a lively manner, bringing the
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Courage

I come from a family of storytellers, and I regard their stories as gifts to be cherished. The following, told to me by my father, is one of those I cherish most. I think of it every year on Remembrance Day: Courage by Geoffrey Payzant In summer and
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First Draft

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” - Scott Adams As I’ve said in the past, writing is rewriting. For me, rewriting has evolved from being an arduous chore to becoming an exercise in the thrill of discovery
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