A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

Insomnia for Authors

Don’t think about the book you’re writing. Don’t tell yourself that you’re just telling yourself a bedtime story. Don’t imagine extraneous scenes for characters in your book, complete with dialogue. Don’t delude yourself that you’re dreaming when your characters are doing all kinds of stupid things. You’re still writing in your head. Don’t think about […]

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9/11: Memory. Dream. Audio.

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks so much has been written and so much more will be written that there is only this tiny bit I can add: a fragment of a memory and dream…and a link to something real and heartbreaking. The events of the morning of September 11, 2001 […]

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Groggy morning, slept badly, dregs of nightmares sticking to my brain, still sleepy. Cinnamon stick coffee, I think, is the remedy. 8:56 AM Well this is fun. I can tweet but can’t access any new tweets or timeline. Someone needs to invent morning coffee for smartphones & servers. 9:16 AM Though, on second thought, I’m […]

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