Category Archives: Writing

Some days are coal

It’s Friday. 9:55. PM. And I have yet to post my Friday blog. If truth be told . . . I got nothing. So I’ve been putting it off. And off. And off. Until now. It’s not like I haven’t … Continue reading

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A Novel Approach

I was tempted last November to sign up for NaNo (NaNoWriMo or National Write a Novel in Month Month). But I didn’t. Seems I’m always way too busy in November to take on something like writing a novel . . … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Expository Lump

Sort of sounds like something you need to see a doctor for rather than a term from Ursula Le Guin’s book, Steering the Craft. But that’s what she calls it, the “Expository Lump,” that huge mound of information we (or … Continue reading

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These are the days we will remember

I’m sure you’ve noticed my absence. You’ve probably been checking my web site daily asking, “where’s Linda . . . where’s Linda?” I could almost hear your teeth gnashing with worry. And I’m sorry I haven’t been here for you. … Continue reading

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The Best Writing Group I’ve Ever Been In

My son brought his girlfriend over yesterday after school. She had an English assignment and needed some advice on poetry. I believe my son will always think of me when he hears the words poem or poet or poetry—which is … Continue reading

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