writing

Memory Lane.

This morning was a positively balmy 39 degrees and the sun was kind of out. I noticed all the walkers and joggers out during my drive to Sunday school and I felt a twinge of guilt. It’s been the New Year for two weeks now! Time to tackle those resolutions!  But I’m not using the …

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Learning from Reading

Do you ever read something and say to yourself, “Shit. That’s what I was trying to say”? Remember my last blog post, which I wrote for From Left to Write, about The Expats? If you recall, I wrote: A recurring theme in this season of my life, the season of small children and endless keeping …

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Sharing.

“I always want more,” my friend Ann told me, about my blog posts. I wanted to ask, “what more? more what?” but I never got around to it. The truth is, I like to write and I like to share but I don’t like to share a lot or share everything. My life is so …

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Mulling It Over

I am supposed to be sewing crayon rolls right now but I took a little break because I want to write this down: I had dinner last week with my friend Sue, a great writer and semi-famous NYC journalist. Over a bottle of Rose, Sue helped me figure how to write an essay about being …

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Drifting.

I did a real writerly thing the other day. When I take the long drives down the Saw Mill Parkway in Westchester, especially when the traffic is light and I can drive long stretches without stopping or slowing down, my mind churns busily. The way some people get their best ideas in the shower, I get …

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Not A Wordsmith

UPDATE: Look at this wonderful piece by Constance Hale Scribe on the crafting of sentences. It’s chock full of fine sentence examples, some of which I could add to my list! -ed. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/sentences-crisp-sassy-stirring/ Sometimes, I am astonished at how much vocabulary I lack. I want to describe things and try to think of words other …

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Impeded

I lay awake in bed this morning, woken up by a toddler with a very wet diaper. I clean her up and she climbs into bed with us, next to her father and sister. She finds a comfortable position and goes back to sleep. I, on the other hand, am not so lucky. It is …

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Deaf

I don’t know how to write about being deaf. I don’t know how to write about it any more than I know how to write about being a woman or being 33. Being deaf is a physical condition that somehow also exists as a condition of personality. Is personality the right word? I don’t know …

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Doing It.

Today’s writing exercise is inspired by the chapter titled “Writing as Practice” in Writing Down the Bones.    To do this exercise yourself, set a time limit– 10 minutes, 20 minutes, whatever. And just write. Just write down the first thing that comes to mind and go with it. Don’t think too hard. Like Anne …

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