Category Archives: Books

Those Iconic Steps

It’s no secret I love Kurt Vonnegut, and feel as if we’re forever friends. Sometimes we discuss things, especially writing dilemmas. But he’s pretty good with life’s problems too, like when my feelings get hurt by some random shun. He … Continue reading

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Writing Is An Art

I’ve often compared writing to having a child you cherish and protect, the way a bear defends her cub. An art, according to Webster, is a skill doing a specified thing, improved through practice. It’s personal, no matter the packaging, … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List…2020

This past winter, instead of non-fiction, I read mostly novels. To say I’m impressed with an author’s imagination, is an understatement. Where do they come from, these woven tales to make the reader’s own imagination dance with possibility? Hemingway said, … Continue reading

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Gone Fishin’

God just called and said, even he’s had it, he’s headed to the Sea of Galilee for a little trout fishing. My life is breaking down like the circus leaving town. I woke up to the news that my trusty … Continue reading

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Easy Writer

It’s no secret I love to read. Been actually busy compiling my next reading list. I’ve come to recognize prose that’s easy on the eye, traveling swiftly from page to page. Omit needless words, comes to mind, the advice given … Continue reading

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A Spring Rain

It was a misty drizzle when I went for my run, Mother Nature looking as though she was just in her slip. The temperature, in the high 40s, gave a glimpse of what’s to come, urging me to be hopeful, … Continue reading

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The Writing Life

Writing keeps me afloat. Writing keeps me sane. Writing keeps me warm on a cold day. What does that mean exactly? It gives me hope. I’ve written all my life. When my mother locked me in my room in the … Continue reading

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Cheap Cheap

No, this is not about chickens with a typo. I ran into a fella I hadn’t seen as I was coming out of Barnes and Noble, who seemed initially, very happy to see me. After a pleasantry or two, he … Continue reading

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Adverbs, Vonnegut and Me

Kurt Vonnegut loathed adverbs (a noun, word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group), slaying them at every turn, making me aware how often I use them. That LY you don’t … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Promise

I find when I call changes I’d like to make in the coming year, resolutions, they never pan out. But a promise, after all, is a promise, even if it’s only to yourself. I’ve decided, I’m going to be happier. … Continue reading

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