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A Writer’s Stamina

I know I’ve written about running before and my enjoyment of it. These days, I don’t get to do much running, but I hope to get back to it later on in the year. 372 more words

Writer's Life

I haven't been here for a while!

I have been blogging on and off now for nearly 6 years, although it is probably true to say that it has been more off than on! 360 more words

Four Things I Never Forget

Each of us writes in our own way, in our own time, and for our own reasons. Over time we establish our own truths; our own mandates, if you will. 398 more words

Thoughts On Writing

Closing The Creative Gap Between What You Imagine and What You Write

Trying to play the piano can be humbling. You dream of executing a Bach fugue in perfect timing, but when you sit down it’s chopsticks or nothing. 441 more words


The (Birds), the Bees and the Writers

What goes on in a typical honeybee hive can give a glimpse into what we do as writers.
Honeybees communicate with each other by moving in patterns, doing something called the waggle dance. 493 more words

Shelley Widhalm

confession: I'm consumed with envy

One piece of advice my dad told me still echoes in my ears: “If you want to be a good writer, read good writing, and read as much of it as you can.”  I have taken this advice to heart and at any time am reading about 12 books in every genre you can imagine. 513 more words



Last night I came across a video interview of writer Elizabeth Gilbert where she made this comment about her writing discipline: “It doesn’t have to be good; it just has to be done.” This reminded me of something Anne Lamott states in her book about writing, … 498 more words

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