Wordsmithery

Creative prose is my drug of choice. The highs I get from writing a great piece can last for days. On the flip side, some pieces have a half life that haunt me. Some I toss into oblivion, after wringing them out and strangling them a bit. Most days I play with words and let them dance around my brain.

Good writing is fresh, soothing, moving, powerful, and alive.

This is a page is all about my love for the written word.  I love the satisfaction of expression. If you’re a writer or word fan too, I’d love to hear from you.

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You can find me published here:


Bide Magazine, Summer Issue 2012

BlogHer ’12 Voices of the Year Anthology

 

My BlogHer Voice of The Year post:

Blossom Bomb

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My posts on writing: 

Finding It

Getting Radical

A Magnificent Beast

To Leunig

The Best of 2012

 

My guest posts: 

Bright Vision – Naomi Bulger: messages in bottles

Building a True Connection with Your Child – Bebe Online

Dear Daughter – Eco Toys

 

My favourite blog writers:

Naomi Bulger: messages in bottles – Naomi is imagination personified. Her first novella, Airmail, is stunning. I’m also honoured to call her my good friend.
Edenland – Eden is powerful and gutsy and the freshest writer on the internet today. Huge respect.
Wanderlust – Kristin captures emotion, power and strength with her writing. Her writing is simply beautiful.
Rhythm and Method - The home of two gorgeous writers. Nobody can fuse words together with such ease as Karen. And Gill is one of the best storytellers I have read.

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Quotes for the writer:

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader. Not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.” ~ E. L. Doctorow

“One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.” ~ Hart Crane

“Write from the soul, not from some notion what you think the marketplace wants. The market is fickle; the soul is eternal.” ~ Jeffrey A. Carver

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.” ~ Robert Frost

“All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“Keep in mind that the person to write for is yourself. Tell the story that you most desperately want to read.” ~ Susan Isaacs



 

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Veronica @ Mixed Gems October 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

When I get some time, I’ll take a closer look at these bloggers. I just wanted to say I really like this from all your quotes above: “Write from the soul, not from some notion what you think the marketplace wants. The market is fickle; the soul is eternal.” ~ Jeffrey A. Carver. I think it is a perfect reminder of how to blog as well; from the heart and soul. Can I borrow it sometime?

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Deb October 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Absolutely, go right ahead. I thought the very same thing when I read it. So apt for blogging. Reminds me of Edenland’s legendary (in my opinion!) ‘How to Blog’ post too. I struggle so much with writing for a marketable audience… all I really want to do is express my soul. Apparently that’s my doom (so blogging experts say)! Oh well! At least I’ll be happy. ;)

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Ink Paper Pen November 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I have just read this Deb. Thanks so much for the mention. I feel very pleased and honoured! Creative prose is my drug of choice too. I’m very pleased that I discovered your blog, via, Naomi’s fabulous Messages in a Bottle blog. That’s what I love about blogging – it’s a way to connect with like minded souls… x

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Deb November 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

You’re more than welcome, Gill. I am so enjoying your blog. Lovely to connect with you. x

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Wanderlust June 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

xoxoxo

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