My Tribe

I have a friend who is a poet. For a long time she was working on her poems, taking workshops and working closely with a mentor. But it wasn’t until she started an MFA program and met other poets in varying stage of development and all about support that she finally said to me “I…

Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming

I learned how to swim when I was a kid. You couldn’t keep me out of the water. My grandfather used to make me “dry out for a bit” on the dock at Lake Winnipesaukee until he got so sick of me pestering him that he let me back in the water. He sat for…

2010 MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS–A Rant

I wrote my thesis on Agatha Christie, and her use of POV. One of the books I used was Murder on the Orient Express. Because of that, I have read it (over and over and over) fairly recently. I am a fan of the 1974 film. I am also a fan of Agatha Christie. She…

I Write Like…

I write like James Joyce I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Fun website for writers: http://iwl.me/ Another part of my manuscript came up as Dan Brown. James Joyce and Dan Brown mashup? Literary bestseller? I’ll take it.

Tri Tri Again

OK, so the plan is not going to work. I am just going to write what I want, when I want and try to make it regular. So here’s the story. Last fall I ran the BAA Half Marathon. There are posts about that journey. And while it was life altering, I didn’t do it…