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A Bit of Advice

A friend of mine sent this to me recently.  I can’t imagine why.

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For non-writers, yet voracious readers, this has always been a question tantamount to asking where did the universe come from? The sources seem so mysterious, inexplicable and almost supernatural. Veteran writers, on the other hand, writers who have been at … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor on Writing

Once one gets through the hesitancy and uncertainty of her youthful  scholarship student ruminations at the Iowa’s Writers Workshop in  THE HABIT OF BEING, the view broadens, the pace quickens and the takeaway for a writer scouring the book for useful tips and affirmation grows exponentially. I … Continue reading

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Split the Lark–and You’ll Find the Music?

           A recent online exchange with a fellow blogger about the inexpressible and inexplicable nature of really great books brought to mind the following poem by Emily Dickinson. I thought I’d share it with you for it captures so concisely and … Continue reading

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Love Fled

The creative person’s life is full of bunny trails, astonishments/surprises (most pulled off by the powerful imagination which hides out, resides in the murk of the unconscious.  It will not be thwarted; it will prevail.). One thing leads to another.  … Continue reading

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You Have to Be Willing to Make a Fool Out of Yourself: Some Advice to a Young Writer

(c)Copyright 2013 Margaret Langstaff, All Rights Reserved I receive many emails and questions from young writers of fiction, serious novices who have literary aspirations. Many of them are well read and well educated and as a result are so in … Continue reading

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