Monthly Archives: March 2011

Reaching for The Optimal Experience

I know the jokes about writers.  We work in our pajamas, for one.  We’re obviously at home too, so we ought to be able get the laundry done while we work.  And since our time is our own, it’s only logical that we can run the dog to the vet, clean up the dishes, remember those birthday… Continue Reading

The Mystery of Metaphor

                        “To a poet nothing can be lost.”  Samuel Johnson Something happened a few days ago that got me thinking about depicting emotion when I write, and how often I find my way to it through metaphor.  Winter had reasserted itself, so Hannah’s forest hike was on icy sloggy mud that sucked at boots and… Continue Reading

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