Monthly Archives: August 2012

New page in Salon history

A lot of you who follow this blog, I count as my friends – and as such, I want to take a little break from trying to inspire all writers who are parents and just sit back with a cup of coffee and thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me. You know who […]

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Pen Parentis Andaz Salons Announces Fall 2012 Season

Andaz Wall Street and Pen Parentis announce the Pen Parentis Andaz Salon; a gathering of award-winning local authors, visitors to New York City and guests of Andaz Wall Street who meet to read and discuss new work, life and literature. The Pen Parentis Andaz Salon will be held once per month in the Wall & […]

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Multi-multitasking

Here’s what happens to me: I’m writing a novel and it’s great, the idea is as enticing as cupcakes, and I’m enjoying getting the words on the page. It swims along for about 150 pages. Then: crash. I take walks. I find myself wondering if the plot of this Adam Sandler movie I just hated […]

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Fifteen minutes of euphoric play

Is there ever a time when we writers are working on only one thing at a time? Yes, of course, there’s the big piece– amassing a collection of stories, hammering outlines to a novel– but somehow, creatively speaking, that big piece becomes “work” and you seem to lose (or I do, anyway) the fun of […]

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Announcing a winner

Like most of the rest of the world (at least the ones who still have electricity) I have been following the Olympics.  It has been brutal to watch the few judging glitches: Japan regaining a few points in gymnastics and bumping the Ukraine down a notch, or the Greek racisim disqualification bumping people up (“I […]

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