Category Archives: The writing process

Accidental creativity


My mother has this cookbook that she’s had almost as long as I have been alive. It’s covered in 1970’s floral wallpaper (pink and yellow I think), the pages are yellowed and speckled with years of work in the kitchen. … Continue reading

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Don’t spoil the end


A great vacation, a tasty cake, a good book, the writing of a good book, the big project – whatever the event there comes a time when it must end. As I approach the conclusion of the Bibliotopia project I … Continue reading

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It’s my job


Don’t be fooled by those eyes. This is the face of a tyrant. It’s very hard to do much of anything when there is a puppy at my feet with a bucket on his head. It’s driving everyone crazy, most … Continue reading

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Know thy parameters


In working on the garden this week I discovered accepted¬†something important about myself that has huge ramifications for writing: blueprints don’t work for me. ¬†In the case of the garden I had a set of parameters, in this case it … Continue reading

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Steer for the deep


The world is an amazing place and no where is this more evident than on social networking sites. In just a few days through Facebook, I’ve hooked up with at least five friends from high school in New Zealand, three … Continue reading

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