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The Quest for the Missing Muse: Victory

That was a relatively short and painless quest. I encountered no murderous hordes, terrifying dragons, or quicksand. Which would have made a great story and while I’m not writing that one, I am writing. For a while there the act … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Missing Muse: Memory Problems

This could be working. To reconnect with my missing Muse and reestablish my writing habit, I charged myself with writing to a daily prompt. The intent of writing every day was to break whatever dam was blocking my creativity. Today … Continue reading

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Quest for the Missing Muse: “Cowboy”

To reconnect with my missing Muse and reestablish my writing habit, I charged myself with writing to a daily prompt. I happened to have an ancient (December 2000) edition of Writer’s Digest magazine with 365 prompts. The guidelines are to … Continue reading

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Quest for the Missing Muse: Fear

To reconnect with my missing Muse and reestablish my writing habit, I charged myself with writing to a daily prompt. I happened to have an ancient (December 2000) edition of Writer’s Digest magazine with 365 prompts. The guidelines are to … Continue reading

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Quest for the Missing Muse

What a long strange trip this has been. My life no sooner settled down somewhat from the turmoil left by Hurricane Harvey last August than a new circus came into town. I sold my house and relocated. The process of negotiating … Continue reading

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Blown away

A few days after my end-of-August post, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the south Texas Gulf Coast. I had to evacuate. It was weeks before the area was deemed safe enough to return. Roads had … Continue reading

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Journal of a novel: Sept. 14, 2016. Creative tension

In a series of posts, I’ll share both Steinbeck’s Journal of a Novel and what I learn from it, and I’ll show you what the writing life is like for me. John Steinbeck worked on his novel every weekday and even … Continue reading

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Journal of a novel: Dept. 7, 2016. The market

In a series of posts, I’ll share both Steinbeck’s Journal of a Novel and what I learn from it, and I’ll show you what the writing life is like for me. I’ve been absent from this Dee-Scoveries blog for a … Continue reading

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Journal of a novel: Aug. 31, 2016. Invention

In a series of posts, I’ll share both Steinbeck’s Journal of a Novel and what I learn from it, and I’ll show you what the writing life is like for me. In his April 4, Journal of a Novel entry, … Continue reading

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Journal of a novel: Aug. 30, 2016. Intent

In a series of posts, I’ll share both Steinbeck’s Journal of a Novel and what I learn from it, and I’ll show you what the writing life is like for me. Although John Steinbeck didn’t work on his novel on … Continue reading

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