Waltzing My Piano

by Jean Waight An old envelope fell out of the piano bench the other day, and I asked Bill about tossing it out. But its scratch marks held details of his 1989 trip to collect what is now our good, heavy, rather old upright piano. The trip was a December adventure,...
Slow Writing: Why I Write At A Snail’s Pace

Slow Writing: Why I Write At A Snail’s Pace

by Jennifer Karchmer This is an excerpt from Jennifer’s upcoming book,“Take (Your) Time To Write: The Path to Peaceful Writing,” based on the concept of slow writing. I’ve always been a slow writer. In the 1990s, at my first job as a reporter, I would take hours to...

Give Me a Topic and I’ll Write You a Story

by Jared McVay I’ve been writing stories and doing storytelling for quite a few years now and whenever I do a session, storytelling or book signing, I’m always asked, where do I get my inspiration, and I say, “Give me a topic and I’ll write you a story, it’s that...

Do You Have Time to be Reasonable?

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...
The Art of Silencing

The Art of Silencing

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...