Monthly Archives: November 2016

Do You Have Time to be Reasonable?

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by Dawn Groves Most of the writers I meet are genuine, pie-in-the-sky optimists. They believe that a best-seller lurks in their subconscious minds, waiting to catapult them into glory. I’ve been a member of this club since I started writing in the sixth grade. Each article I write is a stepping stone toward my personal […]

The Art of Silencing

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by Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” – Blaise Pascal, 1656 For poetry month in 2015, I decided to do a series of redaction poems. My writing practice felt dry and uninspired, and my time was limited by a full-time college teaching position, academic leadership responsibilities, […]

What Excites Me About Writing

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by Dick Little Words! All those words. I love `em, list `em, hoard them. Steal them. Don’t you? I think they’re why I write, when it comes down to it. Especially when all that plot, character, story arc stuff eludes me. Words are the pretty candies in a story, the chocolates on the pillow* where […]