Friday, September 30, 2016

The Butcher, the Baker...and Brantley (An MTL Magazine blog)




We sat waiting on our meals in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, at Blackbeard’s Inn. Our middle daughter and her family were with us for a day of our four day, mini-vacation. Our daughter’s two children, Addisyn (5) and Brantley (3), sat opposite each other. Brantley colored his paper placemat.
Without warning, Brantley dropped his crayon and started to get out of his chair.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Keep Writing...and Get Better Along the Way (A Seriously Write blog)



I’m reading Robert Benson’s book, Dancing on the Head of a Pen. It’s a thought-provoking, journal-of-sorts on the career of writing. Robert’s life experiences are woven into the fabric of this work, helping to bring to light some topics writers must tackle, whether they like it or not.

Although I’ve chuckled numerous times at Robert’s singular wit, one section, in particular, made me laugh out loud. Robert gets asked the question we all do from time to time: “So, how’s the job going?” But as you know, our friends and acquaintances don’t use those exact words like they would of their doctor friend or their school teacher buddy. Instead, we often get the question put to us this way: “So, are you still writing?”


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