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Today’s post is inspired by an email, reminding me of a writer I used to be. Monday morning. Coffee. Egg sandwich. “Where are you now?” hour on NJ 101.5 streaming on my app. Empty planner pages with two appointments written … Continue reading
Being published is a good thing, so why do I feel a little bit? Molecule is a bi-annual literary online magazine that publishes 50-word poetry and prose along with small-scale artwork. It’s a struggle cutting down to a 500-word piece, … Continue reading
My Montclair Memoir1 group Zoomed yesterday, and a comment at the end tugged me. One of the members–I’ll call him John–is, of course, writing a memoir. The piece John shared yesterday was shorter than usual. The snippets we all share … Continue reading
Have you ever felt that “ah-ha!”moment of satisfaction when a word or phrase clicks with your writing style like mine did today? Today, my MWG Memoir1 group met via Zoom for our bimonthly critique. We use the same critique format … Continue reading
q q q y y y y y ? I wrote this before dinner. Just like grocery shopping, that was bad idea. My dinner, however, that was a good one.
. . I wrote an alphabet haiku using the letter X without the word xylophone. Clever me. *big smile* My A to Z Challenge theme is alphabet haiku, with each word using the alphabet letter for that day. Who says … Continue reading
.. . Reading glasses must be a priority for me this month because I can’t read my comic books. . . I’m too young to be one of those squinty people who say . . “I need reading glasses” before … Continue reading
The 20th way to procrastinate a writer is with Quizzes. You know them; in fact, you’ve probably taken one or more. Women’s magazines were, perhaps still are, stuffed with “Is he the right boyfriend for you? Take this quiz to … Continue reading
/ / / Once order is restored, there is so much to do. / / / / / I will sip coffee with my husband at Track 5 in Cranford. I will drive to Philadelphia to visit my in-laws and … Continue reading
1 . 3 . 5 . 7.. MAKE THIS and all text above WHITE Today is International Moment of Laughter Day, so find something that brings you delight. I learned that tidbit of fun after I wrote today’s haiku feeling … Continue reading
. . Today’s Alphabet Haiku is brought to you by the letter I. -.- .- .- .- .- . . . . Isn’t it interesting? Intriguing? Intrigued? Indeed.
One fine way for a writer to procrastinate is with Fish. Fish are Zen in motion. They go where they want, flip around in a different path at a whim. Writers identify with this path as they look for the … Continue reading
Every Monday at 10:00am is the best start to my week. NJ 101.5 is the New Jersey talk radio station whose hosts talk about everything entertaining. Weekday morning commuting hours feature mostly news, politics and serious stuff. The fun part … Continue reading
My name is Diana, and I am a writer. I state that up front because despite my published articles, books and national writing awards, some people still raise eyebrows at the thought of writing being a profession. You know, those … Continue reading