Tag Archives: Writing

Never Got a Dinner

When I was a kid, they had this thing called a celebrity roast.  People got together and made fun of the guest of honor.  It had a weird, rough-handling vibe.  I think it may have come from a wise place … Continue reading

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Translation, Of a Sort

My nephew teaches Chinese and Spanish.  Yes, he’s very smart.  Anyway, I also consider him a friend, and we have begun, by baby steps, a translation project.  He tells me what the words in a Chinese poem mean, and I … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Writing and Reading

You have to sit still while you do them.  There is always the option of listening to books on tape, and when they are well done, it’s great.  But I don’t have a lot of books on tape, and I’ve … Continue reading

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“So it goes.”

Since there isn’t anyone reading this blog, I think I will please myself alone and write about MY writer, the writer who wrote things for me, though he may not have known he was writing for a chubby girl in … Continue reading

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“Write What You Know”

It’s the first and last rule of writing classes, but in the words of Montaigne, “What do I know?”  That’s one of the problems with the rule, one of the mysteries (if I put it more properly).  Writers don’t really … Continue reading

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Well, It’s Over!

The Bookish Affair 2017 just wrapped, and before the Crazy Squirrel and Kahlua kick in, I must blog about a book our outstanding keynote speaker Robert Wilder mentioned.  You guessed it–The Great Gatsby. I’m planning to do two different entries … Continue reading

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Master Class

Perhaps you suspect you are about to read about F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Good guess, but no.  I will write about that incomparable work soon, but here I am going to write about a book I fell in love with when … Continue reading

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