Friday, June 13, 2008

trees and how to live

Willa Cather said, "I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do."

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

pure white ground

"For those colors which you wish to be beautiful, always first prepare a pure white ground."
~ Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Starting with a white canvas, is that a bit like starting with a clean slate? No clutter. Nothing in the way. Not even you.

Just a pure white ground that lets what you put down--brush strokes, words, notes--shine out in all their true colors.

In writing, I think that means getting out of the way so the story can come through.

My editor once gave me some great advice: don't ask, "am I a good writer?" Ask, "am I telling a good story?"

Monday, June 9, 2008

where AM I?

back to my site?
back to twitter?

back to my super duper blog?
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