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Boldly Going Where I’ve Never . . .

Boldly Going Where I’ve Never . . . For the first time in my life, I’m in control of colors that surround me. Always the good girl in the past, I chose what seemed right rather than what made me smile. For the first time in my life, I’m responsible — me, responsible – if […]

Sleep, Night, and all that

I have sleep apnea, and am in the process of getting treatment. Yesterday I saw the sleep doc and gave her one of my cards. “Have you written any poems about sleep?” she asked. “I’d be interested to see them.” I went home and checked. I searched SLEEP and NIGHT in my large Google Docs […]

Crystal and Whimsy

this is Haiku – texture writ through sounds crystal and whimsy worn as layers hidden in shoulds and spring snow weather rules apply ruthlessly when spring unclutters what is left to thrive scrambled branches down fat squirrels hog birdfeeder, never share ivy thinned by the deer it kept alive defiant blues elbow clouds for the […]

What we write about

A recent discussion among us Muselings had us musing on subjects to write about. Sice I am reading Natalie Goldberg‘s Writing Down the Bones , in which she suggests generating just such a list, I volunteered to post mine — mine and Natalie’s.  Here it is: What to write about, the list so far Write about a favorite […]

Courtship Moon

On this day of romance, we celebrate loved ones, both current and potential. My novel, Fey Moon, has a holiday similar to Valentine’s Day. The fourth moon (month) in the realm of Dashevona is Courtship Moon. It is the first moon of summer and the traditional month for courting. Those single and at least fifteen […]

Six Trillion + 642 Ways to Write a Poem

Yup. Take “The Storymatic”, with six trillion story/poem ideas tidily arranged in a tasteful box smaller than a grocery-store size block of cheddar. Add a book, “642 Things to Write About”. Send them to your favorite aunt whose Muse has been MIA for the past year or so. Stand back and wait for the fallout. Giggle when […]

Gifts and Inspiration

‘Tis the season of giving. This year, I decided to do a Christmas countdown for my husband. I handmade 25 cards, and numbered the envelopes. On each card, I wrote an activity, a compliment or thank you, a service, or a gift. I even wrote him a poem for one. I wanted him to feel […]

Make Visible: A Christmas Fling

Santa Claus has hijacked this blog! He wants you to have a free copy of “A Christmas Fling” by author Beth Barany. This novella is the perfect read to get you in the mood for Christmas! Spotlight on A Christmas Fling: A Magical Tale of Romance and Adventure by Beth Barany Thanks Anne for having […]

Bernadette Meyer’s Writing Experiments

Bernadette Meyer is an avant-guard poet associated with the New York school of poets. I recently discovered her list of journal and writing experiment ideas:   PEPC LIBRARY Bernadette Mayer’s List of Journal Ideas: Journals of: * dreams * food * finances * writing ideas * love * ideas for architects * city […]

Going Deep

Today I wrestled and won a round with the mind-messing monkey that clings to me, snickering about all the things I should do, know I should do, intend to do, but never quite get around to doing. You know the one — we all have them. Usually nags with “someone’s voice of reason”, at a […]

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