Fiction, Poetry and Havering

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good Dans ses écrits, un sage Italien Dit que le mieux est l’ennemi du bien. Voltaire (In his writings, a wise Italian says that the best is the enemy of the good) Despite the more concrete difficulties I often struggle with, the biggest obstacle to progress […]

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Haiku Novels? Haiku feels like a natural form to me.  I want to encapsulate the world in seventeen syllables, distilling infinite existence into a dram.  Which makes it difficult to be a novelist.  Why not just tell my entire story in one haiku?  (Or my two stories in two haiku.) Mystery/Thriller too many victims predator’s […]

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

First Drafts I have to keep reminding myself that the most important thing about first drafts of novels is to get them done. The urge to find the best word, the smoothest phrasing, the perfect rhythm is a continuing itch, and I must fight the urge to scratch. Left to my natural inclination, I would […]

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

One of the best things about knitting is also one of the best things about writing–you can always fix it. And with writing, it’s even better, because no matter how many times you frog it back to the beginning (rip-it rip-it ribbet), your words never get too frayed to use over.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

I love reading Elizabeth Gaskell. I like the idea of a cozy who-dun-it series set in Cranford, but I’m waiting for someone else to write it. Although if I were to write something of the kind, I’d have to add zombies or vampires if I wanted it to sell.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Why is it that whenever I want to write, the houseplants need watering? Oh wait, I think I reversed the words “want” and “need” in that sentence.  

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