Tag Archives: David Sedaris

Yarn, a Spun Word

I ran into a friend who said, he really enjoys reading the yarns I tell on my blog. The term yarn took me back for a second since I just read in a bio on Lincoln, he loved spinning a … Continue reading

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Poetic License

My friend David Stewart, a great writer (https://greenwalledtower.wordpress.com/), suggested this as a theme I’ve been moodily mulling over.  It was because lately I’ve been getting some bewildering comments that have made me take pause. Let’s begin with basics…its meaning – … Continue reading

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Read Me Because I’m Compelling

I know, such a haughty title…but so be it. We writers want an audience, we’d be lying if we claimed differently. This writer however, would rather have readers who truly loved her writing than the old…if you read me, I’ll … Continue reading

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Writing Badly

Writer Anne Lamott says it’s perfectly okay to write shitty drafts.  How the hell can you get to the fruit of your story if you don’t start somewhere. We all want to be brilliant our first time up at bat, … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Peanut Gallery

A peanut gallery, according to Webster, is a group of people who criticize someone, often by focusing on insignificant details. In other words, a pack of miserable fuckers who never learned, if you can’t say something nice, then shut the … Continue reading

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I Used To Be Funny

I consider myself, deep down, a humorist. Lately though my laugh gene seems to be at large. If you run into it, can you send it home? Tell it I’ll be good and try very hard to appreciate it more. … Continue reading

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Organically Speaking

There’s a great story about the writer John Steinbeck my friend Jed likes to tell, especially to me when I begin slandering my own prose. Seems Mr. Steinbeck sent some freshly written pages over to his publisher. After the man … Continue reading

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Susannah of Funnybrook Farm

I’m a silly girl, I’ll admit it. The stuff I think is funny quite often eludes other people. Frankly I think lack of the ridiculous is what’s missing in our society. No one laughs anymore. Everything is serious not to … Continue reading

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David Sedaris Blows?

Why am I implying such an awful thing about a fellow writer? Well I’m about to tell you. I’ll start by saying David Sedaris is one of my favorite authors so when I heard an acquaintance of mine say that … Continue reading

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I Vont To Be Read but Otherwise Left Alone

I’m not on Facebook or Twitter although my friend Amy thinks tweeting would be a nice way to glean followers. I don’t know though, with the exception of The Social Network, the movie, ( love Aaron Sorkin) I find the … Continue reading

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