Monthly Archives: August 2015

EXERCISE ONE COMPLETE

Last week I challenged myself to actually do the writing exercises I’ve recommended for others. The first exercise combines two things: one I’ve already done (writing to an illustration, just not this illustration), and the other I haven’t attempted since … Continue reading

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TIME TO EXERCISE

A couple weeks ago, fed up by how crappy I felt, I started exercising again, and though I’ve ended up taking a few days off already, sidelined with a wicked summer cold, I’m committed to getting back to daily moderate … Continue reading

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BEGINNING, MIDDLE, AND END

We’ve been thinking of stories in terms of three acts: beginning, middle, and end, for at least the last 2350 years or so—since the publication of Aristotle’s Poetics. I think we probably all “get it,” at least in its simplest … Continue reading

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MY BAD SHORT BAD BOOK

I sat on a panel at the Chuckanut Writer’s Conference and the moderator had a copy of Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro. She referenced the book a few times and recommended it, … Continue reading

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