Tag Archives: Writing

Writer Shplock

It’s been quite a while since I’ve added to my blog postings. When you read this posting, you’ll understand why. Sometimes it’s not that the words won’t come. It’s that the prevailing conditions aren’t right. Something stops the writing before … Continue reading

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That Dandelion Lady

Allow me to introduce you to our local environmentalist and otherwise lady-of-all-trades – Susan Koswan. I first met Susan many years ago at our monthly Old Chestnuts Song Circle and have since come to highly respect her community-minded and enviromentally-minded … Continue reading

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How I Write – Part 3

Today I post Part 3 of my How I Write series. In Part 1 we looked at plot generation. Then in Part 2 we looked at brainstorming for key ideas, and outlining for scenes. This latest page looks at the writing tools I use on … Continue reading

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How I Write – Part 2

Yesterday I posted Part 1 of this three-part series. Part 1 looked at the creative process of generating story ideas. Part 2 looks at a two-step stage that I find necessary before I am ready to start writing; brainstorming and … Continue reading

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How I Write – Part 1

I had intended to post this page yesterday, but it was my birthday. So I’m afraid I was making rather merry. Anyway, I have recovered, so back to work. When people find out I’m writing a novel, those who are … Continue reading

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The Write Spot

All writers face the issue of where to practice their craft. As they say, it all comes down to location, location, location. I really think one’s choice of writing spot can make or break the success of the work. At … Continue reading

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The Philosopher

It’s always a delight to discover long lost friends who have become fascinating, talented and accomplished people, not just because they’re friends, but because others also see them that way. I’ve recently reconnected with a university chum from India who … Continue reading

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A Bus-Traveling Poet

Today I add a page to my Writings section. This is where I post creative works of fiction, or descriptions and links to the works of other people.  In today’s page I introduce you to my sister Marcia Nelson Pedde, … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice

If this is the punchline answer, then what’s the question? Most of us know (if not, then I guess you’ll just have to read this posting to find out.) Lately I’ve been thinking about practicing the craft of writing. As … Continue reading

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For the Birds

This Page is not what it sounds like from the title. Finding the peace and quiet to get a little writing done can sometimes seem like too much to ask. I recount here a recent encounter with nature while trying … Continue reading

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