Category Archives: Create

Writing Tag

Bee image: Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory & Monitoring Lab Australian writer and doctor Leah Kaminsky asked me to be involved in a game of online tag. Her friend Sophfronia Scott from the Vermont College of Fine Arts initiated the … Continue reading

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Good Reading & Listening List #2

(Image: whplibrary.org) Here are the best books and articles I’ve come across lately. They’re not all new; they are all interesting. If you’d read something you’d recommend, let me know. It’s good to spread the word with likeminded folk.

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Whatever You Do, Keep Doing It

This short piece – just a half-dozen paragraphs – is by Chuck Palahniuk, the American novelist who wrote Fight Club. I’m sharing it because it strikes me as a wise and simple way of encouraging people who create to keep creating. … Continue reading

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The Year 1913

A lot happened in 1913. It’s a year often neglected by history books since so much that was world-changing occurred during the 1914 to 1918 Great War that followed. However, I’m working on a project that spins around the years … Continue reading

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Miranda July: We Think Alone

Miranda July is endlessly interesting. She writes, and makes films and multimedia art. Sometimes she acts. But for that pedestrian description to have any bearing you need to look at her work. If you’ve dismissed July on the grounds of quirky, hip, … Continue reading

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Thirty Women and CARE

The second issue of annual digital magazine Open Field is now on the iTunes store. The easiest way to download it for your iPhone or iPad is to use the link on the Open Field website. But why should you? … Continue reading

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Writers Speak

Listening to writers read from their work and talk about it is a treat. Here are some gems I’ve heard lately, not all new but all terrific.  Joan Didion reads from Blue Nights and is interviewed by Jeffrey Brown on … Continue reading

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No Internet At All

I go to the library to write because the library has no internet. That’s what I tell myself.

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The Waiting Game

Waiting for inspiration can be dangerous. I’ve wasted days waiting, walking my dogs, staring at this screen, tapping on my desk. Given that life contains a finite number of days, and I’ve no idea how many more I have left, … Continue reading

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The Places You’ll Go

The lines below come from Dr Seuss’ book Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Wise words. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you … Continue reading

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