The Writing Life

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Category Archives: Character Development

Some thoughts on The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

I just finished reading The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. In its brief pages, the story comforts me in a way many may find disagreeable. No matter, it is as true … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

stretch, yawn, open eyes

My holiday break from online activity extended into quite a long one; a much needed one. But I’ve returned, and look forward to reading and writing content that gives us all a … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Did reading bring you joy this year?

I was thinking today about how people react differently to a year’s end, and I decided most of us fall into one of two groups – those who are scrambling … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Impasse

Afterward, they would argue about who turned back first. Ten minutes ago, when she made him pull over so she could walk the rest of the way home, the maverick … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Micro-Fiction: Parlour Games

This week’s short is based on a line selected randomly from my current read, A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkins: The house was much warmer than when he had … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Back at it…

I felt a sort of jet lag upon returning home from a week away during Hurricane Irma. It’s taken me several days to want to do anything with my writing. … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fitzgerald Resurrected

I just finished reading the newly published collection of lost stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it brought back my decades-old teenage obsession with Scott and Zelda. My younger self … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment