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Composing a Writer #5. Write Long, Write Short

As soon as I escaped, I started writing poems. I was barely eighteen and living four states away from my...

Composing a Writer #4. Why Words Matter

  She's been my friend for decades. That was me at her daughter's birthday party, singing and tap dancing in...

Composing a Writer #3. Comfortable Creativity

The first time you saw him, he was hurrying down the street, hat brim pulled low, and his cape flying...

Composing a Writer #2. Just Write

We're big talkers. We debate and dream and create. There are issues that good people should agree about on but...

Composing a Writer. #1 Tools of the Trade

Everybody has a list of wishes, some more idle than others. Early retirement is an idle wish if you aren't...

Now What? (and Other News)

Now is the winter of my discontent.  Okay, maybe I'm being Shakespeare-dramatic. Monochromatic seasons can bring that out in me....

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