Category Archives: Opinion

Homework

Today on Twitter I saw something that said that being a writer means you have homework every day for the rest of your life. Obviously, this is the point of view of a person who isn’t a writer. I’m not … Continue reading

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National Holiday

There is no National Holiday in the U.S. in honor of a woman. We need some. I suppose the person being honored should have passed away before they get the holiday named in their honor. That leaves out some women … Continue reading

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Resolved

It’s easy to create suspense, built up excitement, leave things hanging for a while. But to do a good job at resolving that suspense, at finishing a scene and bringing a logical and meaningful conclusion to the story – now … Continue reading

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Telling Your Story

Here’s a reminder from Elisa Camahort Page of BlogHer.com about why blogging and bloggers who tell stories about themselves and their activities can change the world. It is less than 10 minutes long and worth your time. Please leave a … Continue reading

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Favorite Food

I wish my favorite food was something healthy. Broccoli or kale, perhaps. But no, my favorite nom is crusty white bread. Nothing could be worse for you. I don’t even want to sully the flavor with butter or some sort … Continue reading

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The Question

How to dispose of coffee grounds – that is the question. As a recent graduate from a plastic Mr. Coffee machine to a stainless steel french press, I find the question of what to do with the grounds both nostalgic … Continue reading

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Introvert

Are you an introvert? Most writers are, I think. Who else could sit alone in a room typing for days on end? I say thank goodness for introverts. There are more good qualities among introverts than just the ability to … Continue reading

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Gimme a nickle

Nickles are rare these days. If you’re digging through your change in an effort to pay $1.08 for something, it may be hard to find a nickle. Worse than rarity, to me, is the fact that nickles and quarters look … Continue reading

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Writers, are you tweeting?

The other day I was talking with a published author who revealed she had no website and did not use Twitter. I assume that most of you who comment here have a website or blog, but are you tweeting? A … Continue reading

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Dear Lesbian Bloggers, Isn’t it Time to Forgive?

[Note: This isn't my usual writing prompt. If you want to use it as a writing prompt, take "time to forgive" and run with it.] I’m asking you, dear lesbian blogging colleagues, isn’t it time to forgive Ilene Chaiken and … Continue reading

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