I will participate in National Novel Writing Month again this year, but I doubt I will get the 50,000 word limit this time. That’s okay, I haven’t been writing much the last few months because of school, and it would be a good challenge to work toward. I suppose I will have most of the […]
Well, Robin has been writing poems all month. I thought it would be a good idea to write one also, since I didn’t manage to participate in NaPoWriMo (this time). Independent, I black / white red / blue conservative / liberal happy / sad why choose? be bold, bright, splendid / quiet, calm, reserved grey, […]
This is from “Always a Reckoning” by Jimmy Carter. I really treasure this book. Some of the poems make me uncomfortable, some make me sad or angry. This one in particular makes me feel peculiar. Wistful? Priorities of Some Mexican Children A sign was leaning toward adobe shacks back from the road, across a dry […]
Today it is Emily Dickinson… Wild Nights! Wild nights! Wild nights! Were I with thee, Wild nights should be Our luxury! Futile the winds To a heart in port, Done with the compass, Done with the chart. Rowing in Eden! Ah! the sea! Might I but moor To-night in thee! Thanks to babbler “kje” who […]
This is a cool website. Improve your English vocabulary — and do something good for people who have need. Free Rice. It works a little like the old word association tests in school. They give you one word, then you choose the closest equivalent from four others. If you get it right three times in […]
Like a challenge? How about adventure, romance, thrills and chills? Aspire to be/do/say something a bit more than the average? November is National Novel Writing Month. I think I will give this a try. I managed to write a chapter in the BabbleStory today… 978 words in one hour. How hard can 50,000 words be? […]
A Writing Notebook Quotes and miscellany about and for writers and writing. It is in the “Literary Pursuits” category in the navigation table. Things in the Notebook will be, like a real notebook, in random order and never sorted… Enjoy!
Here’s a word that was used on a website I visited this last week. aestivate And what it means? Check out Webster’s by this link. I wish we still used cool words like this. Time to start reading the dictionary again… for fun!