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Love in All Its Guises

One of my most memorable workshops as a peer tutor was a few days short of Valentine’s Day. As usual, I had brought a number of poems to discuss before giving the first of three writing prompts. But no sooner had I mentioned Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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Singing Plainsong

If given the choice, I think I would prefer to die towards the end of winter during that bleak time when you think that the cold and snow will never go… when your bones will never warm… when if you fell, your … Continue reading

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Love in All Its Guises

Valentine’s Day isn’t everyone’s favorite day. I am still haunted by a mis-step I took some years ago. I was leading a writing group. It was Valentine’s Day, and I foolishly suggested that we might begin by brainstorming aspects of love. Which set … Continue reading

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Getting Personal

Writers’ Trigger: Have you noticed how we shy away from getting too personal in our writing? We draw back. The subject is too raw… too close to the bone. So close that we squirm. I think about this in particular … Continue reading

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