The Way We Word

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on The Way We Word

When do words come to you? By surprise, like the locust carapaces that litter the sidewalk at this time of the summer, or the first red leaf on the neighbor’s Japanese maple?  Do they come by effort, after a long time of waiting, when everything seems dry as sand–and suddenly, the first sentence of a story unfolds easily in your mind, like portable wings?  Do they come quickly, in dreams, or on the side of a passing truck that you only half glimpse through the trees? At times, whole paragraphs pass before I even notice, like train cars intent on getting somewhere for which I...

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