Month: January 2011

The Woolf Pack and Mentor

I once had the pleasure of listening to Dan Lazar, of The Writers House Agency, present his impression of writing and writers. He said one thing that has stuck with me ever since: “Great writers write in packs.” Maybe it’s because I just got… Continue Reading “The Woolf Pack and Mentor”

Random Post of Accountability!

Here’s what I have done so far for the month of January: Finished rough draft of one short story — and I’m almost done with the rewrite for my writers groups Almost done with a second short story — just need to add the… Continue Reading “Random Post of Accountability!”

Google Your Name Much?

“Reflection: It is presumably a bad thing to look through articles, reviews, etc. to find one’s own name. Yet I often do.”~Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary While reading through Woolf’s diary, it’s easy to conclude: It’s good Virginia Woolf did not live in the… Continue Reading “Google Your Name Much?”

Birthday Facts Anyone?

Just found this wonderful run-down via the Huffington Post: 59 Things You Didn’t Know About Virginia Woolf The list was put together in honor of Woolf’s birthday. Didn’t know she took longer than average to form coherent sentences? Well, I’d say she made up… Continue Reading “Birthday Facts Anyone?”

Your Form is Showing, or Is It?

Deciding to plunge forward on a frustrating piece is one of the most difficult, and most common, decisions a writer must make. If a character isn’t cooperating, if a POV isn’t functioning, if there’s that intangible something telling you that the piece is suffering,… Continue Reading “Your Form is Showing, or Is It?”

Writing Schedules!

We all do it, and now we can count Virginia Woolf among the ranks of “Writers Who Obsessively Plan About When To Get Stuff Done!” Take for example: “But my mind is full of The Hours [Mrs. Dalloway]. I am now saying that I… Continue Reading “Writing Schedules!”

Dangers of the Diary

Virginia Woolf kept a diary. In 1954, her husband, Leonard Woolf released the portions of her diary that involved her writing and her process. This meant that he had to wade through — wait for it — 26 book-length volumes of a loosely kept… Continue Reading “Dangers of the Diary”

Random Post of Accountability!

Finished: 1 short story Halfway through another one. Where are you guys at? What’re you working on?

A Word on Martin Luther King Jr. and the Attempted Assassination in Arizona

Today is the day we celebrate a man who spoke his mind and his heart; who changed the way America functioned; paved the way for an America where we can have a President Obama; showed us that we can live together in peace. Martin… Continue Reading “A Word on Martin Luther King Jr. and the Attempted Assassination in Arizona”

Art Imitating Life Before I Even Knew It

Reading To The Lighthouse imitates life in a few ways. First off, Woolf apparently wrote it because she was haunted by the spectre of her own mother, who died when she was thirteen. To make a long story short, before Woolf wrote it, she… Continue Reading “Art Imitating Life Before I Even Knew It”

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