Gulp. Here goes – my 4th blog. Granted one passed away last November, leaving 2 sisters behind. Two more miscarried, and now this one has arrived! (Am I crazy? Don’t I know what causes this? Is there no such thing as “blog control?” Isn’t the blog-o-sphere already overpopulated? Come to think of it, aren’t there enough wannabe novelists in the world, too?)
It appears that many experienced and beginning writers find strength and inspiration in writing about writing through a writing blog. For some, it functions as a writing warm-up; for others, it works to keep focused; and for many, it is a vessel through which aspiring authors can give and receive support from members of the writing community. I think The Write Groove will accomplish these purposes, plus more I’ve yet to discover.
I’m fully committed to this newest project, but I have flowers to plant and water, a dishwasher to unload and load, a kitchen to wipe down, and a day-job to attend to. Further “bioformation” will have to wait. (Like that portmanteau I just created? Yes, I love words – ones in the dictionary and ones just hanging around.)
June 5, 2010 at 6:05 PM
Yay for portmanteaux!
Congratulations on the birth of your new blog. I will be watching over her like a proud/nosey neighbor and I’ll be happy every time she grows.
I hope she knows I’m not laughing AT her — but boy am I already laughing quite a bit! You are so dang funny!!!
August 6, 2010 at 1:36 AM
Shortstorybook.net is organizing a short story writing contest.
We do think that you too might have a marvelous story to tell, one that is your own! So if you can compose it in not more than few words, we would want to hear from you. Also, you stand a chance to get your story published on our site and win cash prize of USD 100.
“Then what are you waiting for? …put on your thinking cap and get writing. For registration and other information check – http://bit.ly/short-story-contest-2010
December 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM
I’d like to use your Guardian poem about the snowman in a book for teachers of languages that I’m writing but I need to know how to get your permission and that of the person who wrote it.
December 17, 2014 at 9:41 AM
Judith, I am honored that you would like to publish my concrete poem. I wrote it and you have my permission! Let me know when this happens as I would like to see it. Thanks for asking me!!! I’m excited!