Monthly Archives: September 2013

Where We Write

Virginia Woolf advocated a room of one’s own for writing, but we all know that the ideal isn’t usually  the norm — especially for women.  Didn’t J.K. Rowling say she wrote the first Harry Potter drafts on napkins in cafés?  … Continue reading

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Reading on Bainbridge Island and other divine reading experiences

My son’s teacher asked the class about their favorite experiences reading and mentioned that hers was “reading in a hammock.” Wow, I thought.  Reading is good, but adding a hammock to the practice elevates the reading experience into pure escapism. … Continue reading

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Why Write?

This morning I woke up to an unusual silence.  When I looked out the window, I saw the trees wrapped in such dense fog that I could barely see past my neighbor’s yard.  And yet, I found something comforting in … Continue reading

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What Sherman Alexie snacks on and what Diana Gabaldon drinks

I can’t seem to sit down to write without a cup of tea by my side.  I don’t know what it is about the act of writing that demands a comfort to accompany it, but I’ve been reading lately that … Continue reading

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