Monthly Archives: January 2010

Writing Assignment: Out from Under the Bed

Out from Under the Bed by Tabitha Grace Smith There’s nothing about Tola that screams of her importance. China white skin gleams except for a long dark smudge along her leg. Zosia touches the synthetic curls with a finger and lets her eyes lose focus. Tola’s eyes are blue, bright and unblinking. It was a […]

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Creative Friends

There’s something innate within all of my close friends that makes us want to be creative. I’m drawn to creative people. It can be music, art, writing, film making or knitting! Maybe it’s because I came from a highly creative family. We’re a long line of storytellers. It’s really the best thing for wanting to […]

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What Does One Do With a Drunken Sailor?

I never know what I’m going to write when I get a topic. Though I often try to puzzle it out before I start. Once fingertips are on keys it just comes (or doesn’t). But I often have the “jump to the end” mentality that tries to anticipate where my writing will go. It’s as […]

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Writing Assignment: My Writing Space & Routine

Talking about space and routine is kind of like asking what makes the sea come in and out. There’s something about telling me that the moon’s pull that causes the sea levels to change that takes the magic out of writing. And it truly is a magical experience. My routine is: I never realize that […]

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Wilkes: What Do You Get When You Dump 3 Californians in Wilkes-Barre, PA?

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but really it’s more of a real life comedy. Here I am in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania attending a intense week of writer’s bootcamp. That would be fine if it wasn’t for the fact that I am in the middle of snow and ice and freezing temperatures. Thankfully […]

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