Category Archives: On Writing and Media

So Now I’m a Publisher/Editor. Sort of.

I’ve been spending a lot of time over at Medium learning the ropes, and I have to say–it ain’t all pretty. Lots of learning curves; mainly, I suspect, because the powers-that-be at that behemoth website are still tweaking, still trying … Continue reading

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Guess What I’ve Been Doing? Writing. I’ve Been Writing

Sorry I’ve been among the missing here. Again! I’ve been writing at Medium.com almost exclusively since early March, trying to see if I can build a readership outside of my blogs. And I did. I also added publications willing to … Continue reading

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Writer Desperately Seeking Agent. Looking For Somebody Nice.

Okay, It’s come to this: I need help. I’m a writer. I’ve been a writer for most of my life. But if being a “writer” means you’re getting paid for your work, then I’m not that. Not any longer. There … Continue reading

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About Blogging: Turns Out It’s Personal

I’ve made all sorts of promises about what I want to do here, and haven’t kept a single one, so I’m making no promises about what’s going to happen here. I’m just going to blog as if this is a blog and I’m the blogger. We’ll see how it goes. Continue reading

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Thoughts on Becoming Eighty

I’ve been eighty for five months now. In some quarters that’s ancient. I’m fine with it. When I turned eighty, back in September, I thought I should be sad, or horrified, or at least exhausted, but it came just days … Continue reading

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Looking Inward, Outward, Onward

The last post I wrote here was called. “The Case Against Using Your Blog as a Journal”.  It’s a piece meant for writers, warning them against publishing what amounts to first drafts, but the title is coming back to haunt … Continue reading

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The Things I Find On The Internet, Pt. 1: Creativity

If you’ve never had the pleasure of reading Maria Popova’s brilliant site, BrainPickings, you really have to head over there.  There are days when I don’t dare wander too far into it because once I’m in, it could be hours … Continue reading

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