“The stars have fallen onto the sheets, fallen down to sleep with me.” Lines from poems scroll continuously through me. Beginning at dawn, when I wake up, and throughout the day, lines from poems come to me, recite themselves silently in my head, in my voice, like song refrains spoken not sung. Without poetry I … Continue reading Prompted by a line from a poem by Wyn Cooper
Do you want to jumpstart your writing? Try a different approach? Lift yourself out of your rut (not that I’m assuming you’re in one)? Fellow writer Brad Zellar and I will be teaching two one-afternoon creative writing workshops in Northfield, MN on Saturday, April 10. We’d love to see you there. Here are the details. … Continue reading Join us for a one-day creative writing workshop!
A while ago, years probably, the way things are blurring together, someone gave you an idea for a picture book. “Doorways,” was the idea, which was passed along to you in a three-degrees-of-separation kind of way. That’s the kind of idea you like. A better word for it would probably be “challenge.” One word, nothing … Continue reading So Many Days
I’m pleased to announce two one-day creative writing workshops, Writing from Photographs and The Art of Writing Picture Books, to be held in Northfield, MN on Sunday, January 24. Fellow writer Brad Zellar and I will be teaching the workshops concurrently. See below for details, and please forward this email to any friends and writers … Continue reading Two one-day creative writing workshops, Northfield, MN, 24 January 2010
There are several stop signs in the tiny foothills-of-the-Adirondack-Mountains town (Welcome to the Hamlet of Holland Patent, pop. 300 – don’t you love the word “hamlet”?), but no stop light. Take Route 365 on your way north or south or east or west and you’ll drive right through it. You probably won’t stop unless you … Continue reading Now that the old man is gone, she thinks about him much of the time.
All my life I’ve wanted to fly. On the tops of mountains I lean forward with the urge to jump, and the same with tall bridges, and the roofs of tall buildings. I don’t want to die. No no no, I don’t want to die. But I want to fly. How I want to fly. … Continue reading Ever wish you could fly?
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