Keeping the Faith

I love poets, as much out of jealousy but also for the talent and the parallel universe they must live in. I would like to live there. Cindi Reiss is a member of one of my writing groups-The Phoenix Writers Club. She is a poet. She shared with me the following pantoum, which is a form of poetry. She offers the following description of this form. “The pantoum originated in Malaysia in the fifteenth-century as a short folk poem, typically made up of two rhyming couplets that were recited or Read More …

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How exciting it is to finish writing a novel. After the euphoria of finishing the manuscript subsides, reality grips you and sends you crashing to earth as you call on old business cells in the left side of your brain, the ones you retired from, the ones that drove you crazy to succeed at all cost, risk your body and soul in order to accumulate things. I always said when I finish my first novel I would be content to lay it proudly on the corner of my desk. Then Read More …