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    When did a 120 page play become too long?

    by  • March 15, 2012 • plays, revisions, writing • 2 Comments

    “The theater, the theater… what’s happened to the theater?” sang Danny Kaye in White Christmas. That’s what I asked myself when my full length play, The Guru, was accepted as a possible addition to a theater company’s Fall production line-up. The Artistic Director loved the play, and gave me wonderful, positive feedback that made...

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    by  • November 30, 2011 • creativity, fear, publishing, writing • 0 Comments

    How many of you feel that if you’re not earning money with your writing, then you’re not really a writer? Deep down, do you feel doubt in your abilities as an artist if no one pays you for what you create? Does price denote value? I do. That’s why I dabble at writing. I...

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    Coffee with my muse

    by  • October 25, 2011 • muses, writing • 0 Comments

    “It’s about time!” my muse says when she sees me sitting at the kitchen table typing away at my lap top. “Hmmmm….” I mumble, still fixated on the screen. She picks up my Wonder Woman coffee cup. “You’re writing again.” “Trying to…” My voice shows how annoyed I’m feeling, but as usual she doesn’t...

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    The futility of art

    by  • September 25, 2011 • creativity, depression, writing • 0 Comments

    Zine Fest was… in the words of a regular vendor, dead. The building was packed with tables and people trying to get a little attention for their artwork and zines. Teenagers stood next to stacks of hand-stapled zines full of angst ridden ink drawings. More polished and professional comic books with vibrant colors and...

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    Summertime Writer’s Blues

    by  • July 19, 2011 • authors, DIY, writing • 0 Comments

    With just 37 hours to go the Amsterdam Project needs only $600 to make their goal and get their project off the ground. Please, support DIY and Medusa’s Muse authors. Go to the Kickstarter page to make your pledge. If everyone just gave a buck, the Amsterdam Project would be green-lighted. —————————————————————————————————————————– Today is...

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    by  • June 29, 2011 • injury, publishing, writing • 0 Comments

    Lacing my fingers together, I straighten my arms forward, feeling the tightness in my fingers. There’s a twinge in my right thumb still, but the swelling is down and the pain reduced to a slight ache. I release my fingers and wiggle them one by one. My right hand is weak from being encased...

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    Swim in other people’s words

    by  • June 4, 2011 • creativity, muses, writing • 0 Comments

    “I’ve decided that you are far too exhausted to create anything right now,” my Muse declares while she watches me struggle to type without the use of my right thumb. “I’m okay. I’m getting used to this.” I adjust the sling on my hand. “It just slows me down is all.” “I’m not talking...

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    “where” and “wear”… f**k!

    by  • May 23, 2011 • editing, Jane, writing • 1 Comment

    Mother-F***er!!!! Did I really write “What should I where?” Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I did write that. It was the title of a post for my other blog, Gravity Check, in which I was writing about my graduation from SFSU and wondering what to WEAR with a purple cap and gown. This isn’t the first time...

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