Posts Tagged: writing practice

Thanks!

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When I signed up to write this blog post several months ago, it was at the Red Wheelbarrow Writer’s happy hour and—as I’d been indulging in happiness for well over an hour—I was, um… easily manipulated. And writing a blog post for a bunch of writers at some random future date seemed like a great […]

IN PRAISE OF OLDER WRITERS

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Mary Wesley published her first novel at the age of 71, and then a dozen more before she died in 2002 aged 90. Her brilliant coming-of-age World War Two story, The Camomile Lawn, has been adapted for British television. I hope we see it here soon. Wesley is an inspiration, but I would not have […]

Teller of Tales, Lover of Life

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Ask me what I am, and I’ll tell you I am a storyteller. That hasn’t changed over the years. When I was just a child, my mother had to wait patiently for an answer to what she believed a simple question. “Why did the principal of the kindergarten call saying you were very persuasive?” A […]

Hermits, Groupies, and Ruth Ozeki

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Like Alice Robb In last week’s blog, “In Praise of Writer Buddies,” I own the label of hermit scribbler,” a solitary figure at one with my keyboard even when I’m at the Village Books Writing Table, at my favorite library haunts in Ferndale and Burlington, or Café Adagio and the Swan Café at the Co-op. […]

In Praise of Writer Buddies

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Posted on riverchildbooks.com   November 9, 2014 by Alice Robb I’m a hermit scribbler, alone in my cluttered office, pecking out my sentences, paragraphs, blogs, letters, stories, novels, memories. Scrawling, sometimes almost illegibly, in my diaries, making outlines, lists, charts. I maintain this essential myth because I need solitude to engage in those satisfying activities. To […]