Tag: books

Apr 18

How do you choose a writing journal?

Just like magic wands, a journal must choose you. As a child, I expressed my deepest thoughts, heartbreak and angst in various hardcover journals, college-ruled notebooks and at least one Dear Diary with a metal lock. Did you pour your heart out in a journal? I still journal, but not as much as I used …

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Mar 18

Do You (Still) Read Books?

When is the last time you read a book? My answer to that question is: late February.  But my real answer should be: I don’t read enough.  And that’s a sad thing for a writer. I talk a lot about the way we wrote as kids, just for the fun of it, no expectations, just …

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May 06

Read, Read, Read

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ~Stephen King I met a young man in a critique group who had an excellent premise for his novel. I asked him if he read anything in that genre. His unflinching reply, “Oh, …

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