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Conquering the Clutter Monster

It starts out innocently enough. You place a pile of mail down on the corner of your desk. Then you see a pen you just have to have, even though there are already 10 pens in your cup holder. Next is the pile of paper clips someone gave you, and you put them on the…

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Tinkering with the Triolet

Do you remember studying form in poetry while still in school? Were you tortured with iambs and trochees? Did you suffer through the sonnet? So did I. In fact, you could not get me near a Dickinson poem until long after I had graduated, and I was an English major. I wanted the poem (and…

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A Peanut Butter Sandwich With A Glass of Sweet Tea (Embracing Our History)

There’s nothing like a good old peanut butter sandwich followed by a big glass of sweet tea. It’s pure heaven. I should say ice tea because here in Georgia the sweat part is assumed. Now, I drink mine with a slice of orange. Yes, my granny would just roll over in her grave if she…

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Put it Down in Writing

Embolden Your Writer with a Plan: Article Ten In column one of this series, I promised to lay out the plan I use to keep my writer within productive. The series has explained that process step-by-step. The plan I use has four segments: idea-gathering researching “actual” writing organizing At this point, I want to relabel…

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