Monthly Archives: June 2011

inspiration wednesday: rejection

This Wednesday’s inspiration is rejection. As an artist or writer or in pursuing any kind of creative endeavor in the marketplace, you experience a boatload of rejection. It’s demoralizing and discouraging and it can send you off the rails, but … Continue reading

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writing to me is…blog-a-licious

I am happy to be participating in another Blog-A-Licious blog hop, a diverse group of bloggers writing about the same subject at the same time. What’s not to love? Make the rounds: the stop before me is Janki and the stop following … Continue reading

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everything is beautiful at the ballet

Inspiration Wednesday came on Saturday for me, when my husband and I attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of Giselle. “That’s that thing where they put the words up on the screen because everyone is shouting and you can’t understand, … Continue reading

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a world without books

I read about the destruction of the ancient library in Alexandria in elementary school. The idea filled me with such horror and sadness, since I was able to picture what it would be like to have my local library burn … Continue reading

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much ado about YA

The twitterverse and blogs have been buzzing this week about Darkness Too Visible, an article in the Wall Street Journal that decries what the author sees as excessive violence and general unsavoriness in young people’s fiction. Meghan Cox Gurdon uses … Continue reading

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read read read!

At this moment I am involved in four writing groups, two virtual and two that involve actually sitting down with other writers and working together on each other’s writing. This isn’t a permanent situation and it is a lot of … Continue reading

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