Monthly Archives: August 2017

HOLD ALL MY CALLS

Thinking of writing as a JOB, and then defending that position, is the hardest thing in the world to do! Endless demands on my time and the internal pressure to meet the needs and expectations of others chip away at … Continue reading

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I SURE DO LOVE THESE GUYS!

I have a video clip saved on my laptop, taken a few years ago when everyone gathered for some holiday or family celebration. In the foreground, a group of musicians play an Irish tune: my nephew James plays guitar; my … Continue reading

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15 THINGS GUARANTEED TO MAKE MY DAY BRIGHTER

Some days, for no apparent reason, I get stuck in the doldrums. I feel BLAH and can’t seem to get any productive work done. Here are 15 things guaranteed to lift my spirits when I hit a slump or a … Continue reading

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GOOD BOOKS, SUNSHINE, AND FRESH AIR

In On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King writes: “You have to read widely, constantly refining (and redefining) your own work as you do so. It’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or … Continue reading

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