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Yes, there is only one channel here at the Middle, and it’s called nanowrimo. I have come to feel that this is both one of the silliest and the most educational things I have ever done as a writer.I have learned that I can write 3 to 4 thousand words …

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This is the view from my current favorite writing spot in the yard. My mother-in-law’s art pieces, “Windows on the Wetlands” are in view, as are a new hibiscus, an old cedar stump my dad gave me, and an eight year old staghorn fern.

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And we’re off to the races! Or, as my nephew John said this morning, “literary trainwreck has begun–choochoo”

NaNoWri-What?

I am planning to participate in NaNoWriMo this month. That’s National Novel Writing Month, for those pitiful creatures like myself who had no effing idea what it was until I saw it advertised in an email from somebody… maybe STC?50,000 words in 30 days. One novel, never previously written. Mine …

Reservoir or Wellspring?

I realize that lately I have been treating my creativity as if it is a reservoir from which I can only draw so much before it is used up. Maybe even that isn’t right–maybe I’m acting as if it is more like a canteen in the desert: when I’ve drunk …