Category: writing

One Space or Two?

One Space or Two?

My mind was recently blown. Maybe this has happened to you? I was scrolling through Twitter and taking in my daily allotment of world atrocities, when I came across this tweet: I need to have a word with whoever taught academics to put two spaces after a period. — Nicole Hemmer (@pastpunditry) June 24, 2017 …

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In Which Real Life Gets In The Way

In Which Real Life Gets In The Way

A co-worker recently asked me how I managed to read so much, which made me laugh out loud. I laughed because 1) I don’t read as much as many others or as much as I’d like; and 2) I currently have a room full of yellow jacket carcasses and a basement floor covered in laundry …

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“Blackberries need the rain AND sun” — on writing and its fuel

“Blackberries need the rain AND sun” — on writing and its fuel

When we moved into our house, we started planting berry bushes almost right away. Our blueberry bushes have exploded in the last few weeks, and we’ve already picked all of our raspberries and strawberries. We were lucky to find some wild blackberry bushes all over the bluff down to the river behind our house. My …

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2017 Check In

2017 Check In

2017 is halfway over.  I’m not usually very oriented to time so I don’t know what year we’re in on any given day – I really have to think about it when I’m asked.  I don’t want to think very hard about what that means for my mental health, but I hope that it illustrates …

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How I’ve Changed After 6 Months of Morning Pages

How I’ve Changed After 6 Months of Morning Pages

Today marks six months of writing morning pages.  How unbelievable is that?  For some reason, I took 3 weeks off in late May and early June.  I sometimes do this: I’ll be on a roll with something and then all of a sudden I stop. Then I forget to start again!  Does that ever happen …

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