Category Archives: Writing

I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?

It was just about a year ago that I finished my first draft of a children’s biography of 19th century pianist Clara Schumann. Since then, I’ve polished and revised it many times. I’m hopeful I’ll find a publisher, but I … Continue reading

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Walking on sunshine

Readers of this blog already know that I love short, short writing. Like the six-word story. Here’s one of mine: Dementia stole speech. She still sings. I recently entered a contest to write a children’s story in 50 words. That … Continue reading

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Feelings, nothing more than feelings

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as often as usual. That’s because this summer I’m concentrating on another writing project: a children’s biography of pianist Clara Schumann. She was one of the most … Continue reading

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To make a long story short

I value concise language. I try to keep my posts under 500 words, so they take only a few minutes to read. But writing short can be harder than writing long. French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal expressed this sentiment … Continue reading

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