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Category: WRITING

Letter to a Writer Friend

I write (and paint) to create stories that will survive me. I obsess over death, finality, and want to nurture, maintain life. But right now, I feel hurt, frustrated, anxious, and sad. Because I can’t live up to my own standards. And I can’t let go of my standards; I wish I could. I know I want to be in a place that I can relax into and feel good about. That space of creation. But I falter, I resist, I procrastinate and withdraw. I don’t like groups. Writers’ groups, art… Read more Letter to a Writer Friend

All Its Ways

There is a sense of make-believe about much of life, as if it were a play. I buy books I won’t read for year, or keep up the appearance of my house, or do so much for a “future” I am not even guara… Source: All Its Ways

Don’t Quit!

I often wonder why I quit. Quit jobs, quit careers, quit projects. My father taught me perseverance. His mantra was: Don’t quit! I remember when I started the School of Journalism right out of high school and stayed for one year, then flunked several exams and had to quit. He was livid. Never seen him that angry and disappointed. I was sad but really, I wasn’t ready. Is that it? That I’m not ready? I graduated with a master degree after six straight years, through community college and universities. I… Read more Don’t Quit!

Choice

Growing up Catholic, the greatest hint into the changing nature of religion and law always occurred whenever I heard someone disagree with their local priest or bishop, or even the Pope. This was s… Source: Choice

International Reading Year!

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) There is nothing official about this, but at this blog, I am declaring that this whole year from September 6, 2016 to September 6, 2017 is International Reading Year! Care to join me and spread the word? If you like this idea, please tell as many people as you can. And thank you to various people in the blogging world for suggesting continuing National Read A Book day! (https://pixabay.com)

Words Flying

Coming back from a quick trip to Seattle to attend an Art Opening of RUNES REVEALED Nordic5Arts Exhibit in which I have a piece, I spend my two hours flying writing words. And how the words fly across the pages. I’m writing down my thoughts on a new idea for a short piece of prose. I want to write about the three rooms I’ve had on my own since childhood. my very first own room when I was twelve until fourteen (then we moved) my second own room when I was fourteen… Read more Words Flying