Tag Archives: Ernest Hemingway

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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Pithier Posts

I’ve been practicing brevity lately in terms of blogging, realizing, posts shouldn’t be the length of War and Peace. I have 1,571 posts in my archives, and if you read the earlier ones, boy…did I need an editor. “In writing, … Continue reading

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Poetic License

I’m asked often, if everything I write is true. Let’s put it this way…imagine writing on a long strip of elastic, truth slightly stretched, to enlighten and entertain. Emily Dickinson called it, writing on slant.  I call it, accessorizing, yet … Continue reading

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Bearing Rejection

I often think of Stephen King, one of the most prolific, successful writers of our time, who has a piece of wood with a giant nail hammered into it holding all of his rejection notices. Hemingway, before publishing The Sun … Continue reading

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Being Prolific

I’m often called prolific, but unbeknownst to me, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a good writer, just a constant one churning out what, very well, could be considered crap on a daily basis. Prolific 1 (of a plant, animal, or … Continue reading

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Happy With So Very Little

I ran into a girl I know who, when she asked what’s new and I said, not much…just on my way to the library to read said, “I always marvel Susannah, how you exist with so very little.” Not knowing … Continue reading

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A New York Diary

This is the cover of my first eBook. I’ve had it ready for months, but got it in my head I needed a geek to come over to assist, who was so expensive, that money matters caused a chronic delay. … Continue reading

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A Moveable Feast

I found myself at home way past library hours without a book. For me this is serious since, without one, I’m lost. What’s a thin girl to do at 9:30 at night except turn to her own modest library for … Continue reading

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Love Of Words

Crestfallen: an adjective sad and disappointed : he came back empty-handed and crestfallen. It’s one of those words you read more than use though I occasionally toss it in a sentence never failing to get a look that says, what … Continue reading

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Hot Dog

No, this isn’t about a dashing dachshund I met, it’s about the hotdog from hell I never should have had. I’m here with my stomach in a sling asking myself, Susannah, what possessed you? It all started when I was … Continue reading

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