Tag Archive | Writing

The Trouble With Writing in Coffee Shops

I love to write in coffee shops. It frees me of the usual distractions from things I could be doing instead, television shows that split my attention and bouncing among a thousand browsers. So I grabbed a big cappuccino: And a tiny little cinnamon roll: Sometimes I write rough drafts longhand  to further minimize distractions, […]

Can I Touch Your Hair?

I was raised in the city of Philadelphia in the 1960s. My friends in the neighborhood were mainly the children of Irish immigrants as was I. There was Annmarie O’Sullivan whose mom always seemed to be having another baby. We both had the perpetually skinned knees of city kids who grew up where there is […]

How To Be An Awesome Blogger.

Blog.   Seriously. I haven’t posted since July 22. Two weeks. No excuses. I have surely had time to write at least something brief. Although, to be fair, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo AND reading  Hemingway‘s face off. I spend entirely too much time reading (Problogger) planning (The Blog Herald) strategizing (Copyblogger) …about blogging […]

F Scott Fitzgerald Made Ernest Hemingway Look at His Naughty Bits

Seriously. I just finished reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. It’s Hemingway’s account of being young and poor and writing in various Paris cafes (FYI, there are no current openings for this. I already checked monster.com, so don’t bother looking). I began reading this book after seeing a review of A Paris Wife by […]

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