WRITER’S WORKSHOP II, Week 1: Sally Packed Devilled Eggs, The “Deep-Holes” of Alice Munro

Sally packed devilled eggs—something she usually hated to take on a picnic, because they were so messy. Ham sandwiches, crab salad, lemon tarts—also a packing problem. Kool-Aid for the boys, a half bottle of Mumm’s for herself and Alex. She would have just a sip, because she was still nursing. She had bought plastic champagne … Continue reading WRITER’S WORKSHOP II, Week 1: Sally Packed Devilled Eggs, The “Deep-Holes” of Alice Munro

WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 4: A Celebration and My #1 Writing Tip

We came, we saw, we measured—twice. We cut 10% of the excess—once. We twisted our opening lines to create grammatical tension. We have arrived. It’s Week 4 of the Writer’s Workshop, and that means it’s time to step back and celebrate our hard work. Next week, I will be back with some fresh points to … Continue reading WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 4: A Celebration and My #1 Writing Tip

The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver | Classic Poems Presented By Go Dog Go Cafe Baristas

A classic poem by Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day", presented by Donna. Mary Oliver is by far my favorite poet and essayist. The way she pays attention, how nature left her amazed, how she continued to be aware and amazed by the everyday...I can only hope to live up to her example. I consider her … Continue reading The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver | Classic Poems Presented By Go Dog Go Cafe Baristas

WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 3, Curveball Challenge

Something to think about: Our talented writers have some amazing stories brewing in the Go Dog Go Café; but, the water is just getting hot, and we aren’t finished yet! Congratulations to everyone who has traveled this far in our first Writer’s Workshop journey. This week’s quote comes from a wonderful book for writers by … Continue reading WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 3, Curveball Challenge