A Pie to Throw

A Pie to Throw And the shaving-cream pie leaves the clown’s face fresh and clean. The Boy Scout throws pie with no crust except its aluminum foil pan, a pie-sized bullet casing, and whipped cream to soften the edges. — Tweetspeak Twitter Party This poem is offered as part of our January theme: Bread, Pastries, Pies

Snow-flakes

Snow-flakes Out of the bosom of the Air,       Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare,       Over the harvest-fields forsaken,             Silent, and soft, and slow             Descends the snow. Even as our cloudy fancies take       Suddenly shape in some divine expression, Even as the troubled heart doth make       In the... Continue Reading →

Self-Honesty in Writing

How honest do you get with your characters? With your own writing?

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Isn’t honesty always a double-edged sword?

I have been looking at the idea of how we, as writers,

not only need to be honest with ourselves

(about how good our work is, how much more we may need to learn,

how much editing we can accomplish on our own, etc. etc.)

but with our readers

in what we write.

That honesty is the key

to good writing in this day and age…

Sure people speak of

realistic dialogue, the right balance of action, summary,  exposition,

when to show vs. tell…

but when it all comes down to it,

if you simply write the truth of what’s happening

or is being witnessed from the point of view of your character

you can’t go wrong.

You will naturally imbue the scene with attitude & atmosphere;

You will say just enough and at the right time

to…

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