Category Archives: On Writing and Media

Rhythm and Flow: How Three Famous Writers Use It To Draw You In

And what you can learn from each of them, as different as they are. There is a rhythm to good writing — a flow that draws you in as smoothly and deliciously as a glide down a meandering brook. It moves along, pulling … Continue reading

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From Blogger to WordPress: Or How I’ll Never Brag about being Computer-savvy Again

Hello. Sorry to bother you. I have to complain to someone and this is the only page still working properly around here. I’m here to bitch, so fair warning. I had this hare-brained idea to start an author’s page on … Continue reading

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Words Into Sentences and Then Into Art

From the time I discovered that letters of the alphabet are there to make words, I’ve loved the words they make. As my reading matured I grew to love how those simple words could be molded into marvelous sentences. Sentences … Continue reading

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That Time I Made it Into Huffington Post

How I got pushed into writing more about my marriage than I thought I wanted to. Continue reading

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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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