17 Feb, 2014

Dump those Qualifiers and Modifiers

2021-01-03T17:28:41-06:00February 17th, 2014|Tags: |

One insight from  Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones has already affected how I write. Here it is: "In the early seventies there was a study done on women and language [...]

27 Jun, 2011

The Joy of Working with Editors

2011-06-27T14:00:00-05:00June 27th, 2011|Tags: |

I spent this morning and most of yesterday going through the comments and suggestions two editors made on two different texts of mine. The first piece was an essay that has been [...]

28 Feb, 2011

The Integrity of a Story

2011-02-28T16:36:00-06:00February 28th, 2011|Tags: |

Every story develops its own integrity. There are things that belong in it, and things that don’t. If you’ve worked on it for a while, it will take on a [...]

20 Jan, 2011

The Missing Narrative

2021-01-03T17:34:10-06:00January 20th, 2011|Tags: , |

I saw Edvard Munch’s painting “The Girl at the Window” at the Art Institute of Chicago again this Monday. (This month admission is free, so the Art Institute is seeing [...]

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