for writers and readers….

What are you doing today? Isabel Allende does the same thing on this day every year

“I start all my books on January eighth. Can you imagine January seventh? It’s hell. Every year on January seventh, I prepare my physical space. I clean up everything from … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Isabel Allende on why English is the best language for writers

I try to write beautifully, but accessibly. In the romance languages, Spanish, French, Italian, there’s a flowery way of saying things that does not exist in English. My husband says … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: Magic for grown ups

photo credit: Iguana Jo via photopin cc Magic Realism is a literary genre where extraordinary and magical things happen but – and this is probably the defining quality – the … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment