Jo Stafford Sang at My Wedding

"Today, celebrate three songs that are significant to you. For your twist, write for fifteen minutes without stopping — and build a writing habit." Oh, all right, might as well stop complaining about these Do-Not-Edit twists. Nobody's listening. Fifteen Minutes: I can't think of three songs that are significant to me. I can think of … Continue reading Jo Stafford Sang at My Wedding

One Pure Thought From My Wild Mind

Never again.   That's what I said when I received my M.A. No more school. I'd learned enough. More to the point, I'd stayed up for thirty-six hours at a stretch drafting and typing reams of literary criticism too many times. I'd tired of having to take off the weight (peanut butter) that appeared with … Continue reading One Pure Thought From My Wild Mind

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Two Saturday mornings a month, when reasonable people are still in bed, David and I sit around a table with five or six other like-minded individuals and practice writing. We do timed writings--ten minutes, twelve minutes, the magic fifteen, sometimes even twenty--and then read aloud what we've written. Write. Read. Write. Read. Write. Read. We … Continue reading Fifteen Minutes of Fame