Category Archives: Write Away

Write Away: Don’t Be Lazy

I’m writing this one with great irony tonight, because I’m feeling very lazy. I’m also in a bad mood, which lends resentment into the mix of hasty writing. Plus, I don’t feel good and I can’t sleep. Yes, I drank … Continue reading

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Write Away: First Drafts

  It’s okay to hate them. Or simply not love them. They aren’t children. Even though, they did breach from the creative loins of their writers. First drafts are definitely some miserable little bastards. Their dark, pleading eyes mask their … Continue reading

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Write Away: Voice

  I’ve never been brave enough to do karaoke. I was traumatized by a solo in a school musical, something about the American founding fathers. I was cast as Abigail Adams (a smart founding mother). But still today, I wonder … Continue reading

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Write Away: “Show, Don’t Tell”

  I find myself bored when I spot extended “telling” in my own writing. Sometimes, employing the concept of “showing” becomes frustrating when I’m creating a first draft. I just want to get my ideas out there. Recognizing and correcting … Continue reading

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Write Away: Scent

  I have a cabinet. Smells like the holidays. Fall spice, Christmas trees. They rush over me when I open the door. An instant flood of sensation. So many stories to decipher amongst the aromatic kaleidoscope. Picking just one and … Continue reading

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Write Away: Cutting Words

  I’m kind of a hoarder. I still have almost every card ever given to me. And every T-shirt since I was in my 20’s. I keep a lot of plastic bags, too. But words! The most personal parts of … Continue reading

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Write Away: Rejection

  Just before my first surgery ever, I really thought I was going to die (or at a minimum awaken during surgery and feel everything and not be able to speak without crying for the rest of my life), plus … Continue reading

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