V for Voices

Well, I really dropped the ball on the a to z challenge. Maybe next month, I'll pick up all the letters I didn't get done this month. Maybe. Voices. I hear them all the time. My characters speak to me, they tell me their story and I am the scribe. In Mary Lynne's Dream, she... Continue Reading →

A Wise Woman’s Words

There is a brokenness .. out of which comes the unbroken .. A shattered-ness .. out of which blooms the unshatterable.. There is a sorrow beyond grief.. which leads to joy .. and a fragility out of whose depths.. emerges strength .. There is a hollow space too vast for words.. through which we pass... Continue Reading →

Words, Words, Words

Words,words,words, I love words the sound of them the feel of them the taste of words. Indubitably, now isn't that an awesome word say it slowly in-du-bi-ta-bly let it roll around your mouth like a tart red jellybean. Abscond, what a great word there was a time when I felt like someone had absconded with... Continue Reading →

Q is for Quotes

Since I was, maybe thirteen, I have collected quotes.  First, and for a long time, in scrapbooks, cutting things out of magazines and pasted them, along with pictures or my own words. I covered pages and pages. I have always surrounded myself with the words of others. Words that inspire, words that make me think,... Continue Reading →

L is for laudable

I am a huge fan of WordPress for their ease of creating a new blog, having it look the way you like and also for how easy and quick it is for readers to comment. You would think doing the A to Z Challenge would be difficult.  How to find 26 writers to feature?  The... Continue Reading →

I am a writer!

I am a writer. When taxi drivers, here in Cuenca, ask me: “Estás jubilado?” (isn’t that a marvelous word for retired?), I respond: “soy un escritor.” I am a writer. I have been writing since I left home at 14. Before that, I had no privacy and no awareness, really, of how vital it was... Continue Reading →

E is for Enchantment

Writing opens up a world of enchantment to us. If we're lucky and find the right book, the right author, we are transported to a world of twists and turns and magic.  For the writer, it's a bit like being on a circular stairway that leads us down and down, further into a world of... Continue Reading →

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