Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Writing – an ever learning process


Imma:  {Looks at Gram over her glasses from her computer chair.}  Gram did you see that quote by Robert Frost I was reading the other day? Gram:  {Smiles and looks up from her ever-present mending.}  Yes, I did.  “Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.”  I really like that. Imma:  Thanks, Gram.  I like …

Continue reading

Go for it with your writing


“If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.”  Lillian Hellman   When writers begin writing or enter into a new genre or even a new writer’s social circle or venue, they often experience wild fear  strokes a lack of confidence.  Confidence is something built over time with …

Continue reading

What challenges your writing?


“I couldn’t write a novel sitting in a car but I could write short stories.  The advantage to this is because with a short story you write fragments.  In a couple of weeks you have a story and then you do some more.  If you really want to do something you do it in the …

Continue reading

You are the master of your own domain


“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.  YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” Dr. Seuss In other words, you are responsible for your own success. Have you taken …

Continue reading

I am a professional writer


Richard Bach:   (Never stop trying. )“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”   Gram and Imma sit in their rockers, mending. . . Imma:  You know, Gram, it’s funny how our creative processes work themselves out differently.  Many people don’t recognize that you are creative too. Gram:  Thank you, Imma,  I guess I …

Continue reading


Originally posted on moniquerockliffe:
Just about every country has a different way of making tea and just about every person has a different approach to making starting a new story. Coming from a job (dance) that requires visualisation only and not the spoken or written word (unless you’re a repetiteur, a person who records choreography…

Continue reading

10 Things Not to Say


We found this on a professional website facebook and just had to share here.  We have personally heard some of these statements many times.  It hurts the worst when it’s family members who say it.  It’s amazing how many people misunderstand the life of a writer.  While we do not claim to be “professional” writers, we do appreciate …

Continue reading

Flash Fiction Follow-Up


Yesterday, we played with words in what I called a tri-story.  You can read it here if you missed it.   Some of you had difficulty reading it because it was distracting.  That’s ok.  It’s point was to play with words and to show that stories are flexible.  The turn of a phrase can change the story …

Continue reading

Stories: An adventure in Flash Fiction


We have talking about telling stories lately.  Telling stories is a part of writing, even when we’re telling the story as an article.  Today Gram and Imma would like to present you with a piece of flash fiction.  Actually it’s flash fiction with a split personality.  We like to call this a ‘tri-story’.  We hope …

Continue reading

Knitting Patterns and Stories


Gram:  Imma, you know, in keeping with our analogy, we could also say the knitting pattern applies to story telling as well. Imma:  You’re right Gram!  When we write a story, we have to start with a pattern of sorts, don’t we. Gram:  Sure, we have to have an idea what kind of book we’re …

Continue reading

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 405 other followers