*Note: I have changed the working title(again) to Seed of Strange Fruit. I am honored to join a circuit of writers in The Next Big Thing, a blog-tag of writers answering 10 questions about their next book project. Thanks to poet and novelist Kaaren Kitchell for tagging me this week. Kaaren is the author of a lush …
No– Blogging Does NOT Kill Writing What’s your opinion on this? It’s an older piece, but the sentiments are still out there.
Hey TMV Friends! I’m (very) slowly starting a new blog: HarmonyWritingCafe. Nothing much there yet, but it will be all about writing, teaching writing and (yep) an exploration of tea. The other day, I decided to clean out a tall cabinet overflowing with old letters and essays. I was delighted to come across a letter …
Here’s the thing: I don’t talk much, not usually. I live on the receiving end of talkers, folks like Mama, who seem to have a limitless river of words flowing from somewhere deep within them, a reservoir of words just tumbling from their tongues and into our listening ears. These folks fascinate me. Sometimes, they …
My sister and I would like to thank “Silent Kim” over at http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/about/ for nominating The Mending Verse for The Blog On Fire Award. Kim is truly a woman/writer/blogger on fire, and we salute her and her work.
Here are the requirements for The Blog On Fire Award…….
1. Thank and link to the person who awarded you : Thanks so much http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com
2. Share seven random facts about yourself.
Facts About Me.
1. I LOVE Zumba!!!
2. I hated exercising in high school, was always the last one on the track during P.E., but hold delusions today, at 41, of becoming a semi-athlete.
3. I saw an angel when I was 5.
4. Saw the opposite of one in a nightmare this morning. (Yikes!)
5. My son Solomon is the apple of my eye.
6. My gray-haired mother is awesome with an electric guitar.
7. My sister Lydia, mother and I had a gospel trio when sis and I were just girls.
3. Pass the award on to more blogging friends.
4. Contact those friends with the link and congratulate them! .
5. Post your award with pride.
Two bloggers in this community recently got me to thinking hard about the sadness and pain that weave their way through my written words. “Beautiful writing, you seem so sad; I hope your future brings all that’s satisfying,” the Wandering Quill wrote. And Marianne, of Writingforjoy.wordpress.com, reminded me that “joy usually has a more inviting …
“When I write something I usually think it is very important and that I am a very fine writer. I think this happens to everyone. But there is one corner of my mind in which I know very well what I am, which is a small, a very small writer. I swear I know it. …