Category Archives: Good Reading

The Speed of Thought

The world changes at the speed of thought. If you are having trouble tying your thoughts to the discussion of racism now going on in America, may I suggest the book “Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism” as … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

It’s a holiday week, so my posting will be limited. Happy holidays to everyone! Read a good book, write something you love, and thanks for writing with me. Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic … Continue reading

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I’m Reading

I’m reading. Are you? What are you reading today? I just finished Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Masha Gessen. That book that should be in the pocket of every person marching because #BlackLivesMatter. Now I’m … Continue reading

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I’m a Blogger

I’m a blogger. I guess you knew that. Are you a blogger, too? Do you ever use the prompts from this blog to get writing ideas for your own blog? That would thrill me if you do. But maybe you … Continue reading

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My Favorite Writer

You know those games you play where people say, “Who’s your favorite writer?” or “If you could have dinner with a famous person who would it be?” My answer is always the same: Alice Walker. I spent last week in … Continue reading

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Jamie

I’m a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I love Claire Randall with her modern eyes looking onto a world 200 years in the past. I love Jamie Fraser, the handsome Scotsman she meets and loves in that long ago … Continue reading

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A Quote

This blog is about writing practice. The rules of writing practice are available here. It’s a technique for writing taught by Natalie Goldberg. Here’s what Natalie Goldberg says it’s about. “I teach people to accept their minds,” she says, “just … Continue reading

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Writing Process

Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Terry McMillan talk about her new book Who Asked You? She described her writing process as not so much about the words on a computer screen as a rhythm. She completes … Continue reading

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A weekend extra from Copyblogger

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Fresh Air

I listen faithfully to the NPR radio show called Fresh Air. That’s where I get a lot of ideas for the books I read or the music I buy. I just heard Terry Gross interview Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her … Continue reading

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