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A Writing Retreat Journal by Christina Kapp

Thanks to Christina Kapp, who facilitates TWC’s Poets Circle and teaches our Wednesday Young Storymakers class, for sharing her retreat journal with us! Friday It was definitely not a good … Continue reading

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September 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

On the Gust of Momentum

I recently wrote a friend saying that my writing “suddenly caught a gust of momentum and is flying along.” Her response: “fly that wind!” made me smile. It also made … Continue reading

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January 18, 2012 · 3 Comments

Making Space to Write

As I prepare to attempt The Writers Circle Journal online, I invite all of you, even those I don’t know, to submit 500 words or less on your perfect writing … Continue reading

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February 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

Digital Treasures for Pay or Free

It’s amazing, but also scary, what you can find on the web. With a little skillful searching, you can turn up treasures – whole digital libraries you can read online, … Continue reading

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November 3, 2010 · 1 Comment

Reaching a “Singularity”

It’s been a while since I wrote one of my “eBooks are transforming the world” rants. Maybe because I’m as confused as the next publishing professional. Maybe because the media … Continue reading

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August 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Reading in the Bathroom

I foolishly started reading Anna Karenina this spring – twice, and then again this summer. Each time I was dissuaded by the time-swallowing responsibility of editing other people’s work. Beloved … Continue reading

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August 11, 2010 · 4 Comments

Addendum to Whirligig Mind – One Way to Stop the Whirl

Just after I posted yesterday, I got a message from one of our Circle, Marilyn Zion, who recommended a computer app called “Freedom“. She writes: “Have been using “Freedom” for … Continue reading

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June 16, 2010 · 3 Comments

Whirligig Mind

Apologies for being so delinquent these past two weeks. I’ve been anxiously completing yet another round on my latest novel and couldn’t think of much else until it was done. … Continue reading

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June 15, 2010 · 3 Comments

Shouting, but Not Getting Hoarse

As an addendum to my last post, Shouting in a Crowd, be sure to read the wise advice of literary agent Nathan Bransford about, yes, promoting your work, but also … Continue reading

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January 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Having it and Spending it

In my holiday post, I wished for all of you the gift of time. But time is, as they say, what you make of it. These last few weeks, between … Continue reading

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January 15, 2010 · Leave a comment
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