Category Archives: Writing and the Arts

Getting MORE Serious About Writing

I've been pretty regular in doing my weekly Lection Reflection pieces, and they have gotten good attention, due primarily to being linked from TextWeek. (A great resource, by the way — visit it, use it, and throw some support to … Continue reading

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The Cure for Writing Constipation

I am in the second day of a two-day writing vacation. I take these once in a while to get away, see some countryside, and prime the pumps. On this WriteAway (cute), I’m at a state park that is almost … Continue reading

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New Poem: “Baptism”

New poem posted on the Poems page: “Baptism” — short poem of imagery about Jesus’s baptism.

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Writing As Calling, Writing As Drug

Thinking this morning about writing, and why I write.

One of the truths you have to face as you move into emotional health is your own neediness. If you are feeling needy, admitting it just makes the neediness worse, so it’s a tough task; but, like many things in emotional health, just naming it can take power away from it and make it manageable.

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Keeping Up

If you ask most aspiring writers why they want to be a full-time writer, they will tell you “the freedom.” I suspect that many of them have an image of Hemingway in Havana, hanging out in a smoke-filled bar, drinking … Continue reading

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