The day wouldn’t write…

In response to Leonard Cohen’s, “The Book of Longing“: In those hours before I am ready to let go of the ephemeral place and allow…

from “The Book of Longing”, a poem by Leonard Cohen

  From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? My page was too white My ink was too thin The day wouldn’t…

Inspiration and writing prompts December 2017, advent style

Follow along if you like.  Click on the name of the article and leave a comment linking back to your own work inspired by it. Hint:…

Sunday Sentence: 27 September 2015 from Maura Dooley

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

Maura Dooley (left) with Azita Ghahreman (right) Maura Dooley (left) with Azita Ghahreman (right)[/caption]

“Pay no attention to fashion. Read, read, read: read across centuries, traditions and continents. Don’t get caught up in any of the silly arguments that spring up: read poetry, write poetry and don’t forget to live a little.”

from Forward Arts Foundation In Conversation with Maura Dooley  by Maura Dooley

Sunday Sentence, 23 August 2015

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

correspondence of Shelby foote and walker percy

“My time is coming:  No writer ever developed without hard work and disappointment, and I am willing to have my share of both.  I even realize I may never have anything else – there have been plenty of such artists, and some of them have been the very best.”

from a letter to Walker Percy from Shelby Foote compiled in The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy Edited by Jay Tolson

Sunday Sentence, 23 November 2014

“…kid,” he said, “I’ve slept longer than you’ve lived.”   Taken from the poem “too soon” in the compilation what matters most is how well you walk through…

Stinging Fly Issue 29 Volume 2

Sunday Sentence, 2 November 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Indeed, the most thrilling moments in writing are when the author is veritably un-safe and takes a leap – in plot, character, logic, language…

Sunday Sentence: Essay “Place”

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. If you keep…

Sunday Sentence: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. It is awfully…

Sunday Sentence : The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. Queenie parted her…