Tag Archives: writing

On Discipline

As a writer it is vital to receive criticism. This is never easy. Words sting. Especially the right ones. I’m sharing my current novel, a story of gold mining in the 1890s in Eastern Oregon, with friends, and am biting … Continue reading

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Praying in a Womb

Waiting on God is like the process of being born. Let me explain. You pray for something and it doesn’t happen. And you pray some more, and nothing happens. And you pray till you run out of words, and still … Continue reading

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Bug Crawling

Suppose writing is like bug crawling. You pick a window in the sun, an expanse that captures a breath of your life-sized dream. And the passion is to make it across that window as fast as you can because it’s … Continue reading

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Easter Love

My wife and I ate dinner with my aunt and uncle this Easter Sunday, sharing the table with cousins and their spouses and their children, and new friends. Curried chicken. Roasted lamb. Grilled asparagus. Greek salad with feta cheese. Marionberries, … Continue reading

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Slowcream Joy

Why write? It can seem, in one’s own limited horizon, that unless writing brings you wealth, it serves no purpose. If a magazine won’t stick your name on the cover of its issue and circulate it to 30,000 subscribers who … Continue reading

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