Tag Archives: Delight Is In the Details

so much depends upon a red wheelbarrow…

    so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens [The Red Wheelbarrow, by William Carlos Williams] I love this. I absolutely love this. I’ve loved it from the first moment I … Continue reading

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3 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Writing

by Jean Foster Akin Last week I brought up the subject of Now: allowing yourself a few quiet minutes in the day to be mindful¬†in order to connect not only with the world around you, but with the world within … Continue reading

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What Does It Sound Like?

Last night it rained. Tap, tap, tap on my roof. I listened while I lay there, trying to sleep. I thought about sounds. The sound of the water, falling from such an amazing height, slapping on my roof…snap, snap snap! … Continue reading

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Forgetting to Add Life to Your Writing

I read a blog post today entitled “What We Forget While Writing,” by David Ben-Ami. I thought I’d share an excerpt of the post with you because his advice is worth repeating. There are plenty of things that we forget … Continue reading

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Using Weather to Give “Ooomph!” to Your Story

by Jean Foster Akin Where you set your story is important. Gritty thrillers often take place in cities, but the amateur detective might find herself solving crimes in sleepy villages just as often. Wherever you choose to place your characters, … Continue reading

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