Writing

Writing And Revising: It’s Not Always Peas And Carrots

  Some things just go together. In the movie, Forrest Gump, the lovable, simple Forrest illustrates his relationship with childhood friend and true love by saying, "Me and Jenny was like peas and carrots."  He's telling the world that they're a good match, a balanced two-some, and that their differences complement each other. (My picky-eater son, however, might… Continue reading Writing And Revising: It’s Not Always Peas And Carrots

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Where You Need to Be to Write a True Story — Guest Post by Keija Parssinen

Today's post comes to you from novelist and poet, Keija Parssinen. I think you'll find that her writing drips of intelligence and vivid, honest images, with prose that often reads like poetry.  ********** Where You Need to Be to Write a True Story It’s hard to get inspired in Missouri in the winter. Everything is the color of dirty dish water—the sky, the leafless trees,… Continue reading Where You Need to Be to Write a True Story — Guest Post by Keija Parssinen

Writing

About Doors on Books, and Readers Walking In

  Sarah had a magic pen.She'd write a story now and then. And when her words were softly spoken,on the page a door would open.  I'm not sure where the above lines come from, but they seem to have been dancing around in my head for some time. I may have gotten them from a book. I may have made them… Continue reading About Doors on Books, and Readers Walking In