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  • March 16th, 2011 | 10:55 AM
Write After Reading


Today is the first installment of a joint blogging conversation between Laura Salas and myself. We both tend to buy a lot of books with writing/poetry exercises in them and we actually read the books but somehow we never quite get around to doing the exercises. We're hoping that reading the same book together will help us follow through on the exercises. We'll alternate the Wednesday conversations between our two blogs. Laura and I will take turns posting a bit about a chapter and then sharing an exercise that we've done from the book.

This week Laura got things started with chapters 1 & 3. Even if you don't have the book to read along with us, you can certainly participate in the conversation and the exercises.

So I invite you to join us as we read and write our way through the book, Writing the Life Poetic by Sage Cohen.

Laura's thoughts on chapters 1 &3.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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patty1943
March 16th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
I ordered the book and I posted over at Laura's. This is fun! Thanks for doing it.
(Anonymous)
March 21st, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
I have some wonderful wisdom.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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