Author Archive | Daytona

Daily Writer’s Fix: March 18-22

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight   If photography is painting with light, then writing is painting with words. Write a long paragraph today–about anything–being as descriptive as possible. Tuesday: Smell Take your character on a boat ride. While you’re at it, feel the breeze on your skin, listen to the sounds of […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: Our Favorites So Far

Just a few nights ago Sarah and I cooked a special dinner for our husbands to say thanks for all their help so that we could go away for a writers’ retreat. The results–saffron risotto with scallops–was pretty amazing, I have to say, and I only wish we had snapped up some better-quality photos to […]

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Books

Daily Writer’s Fix: March 4-8

If you’re anything like me, you read books about writing and think to yourself while writing the exercises, that’s a good one–I should do it. But the problem is, we turn the page to read the next chapter and then forget about the exercise that promised to yield some fantastic prose. Well, this is the […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: Asparagus In Celebration of Spring

As February draws to a close and spring nears, menus begin the transition from creamy, rich braises, casseroles, and stews to lighter fare celebrating the shift in seasonal food and the lessened need to eat for a sense of coziness and warmth. Winter greens mingle with spring lettuces, and root vegetables give way to asparagus. […]

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Portland Sky

Daily Writer’s Fix: February 25-March 1

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight Look up. Right now, from where you’re sitting. From where your character was in the last moment before you stopped your previous writing session. From where you imagine he will be when you begin today’s plotting. Tuesday: Smell Take your antagonist on a trip. What does he […]

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Roasted Vegetables

Writer’s Kitchen: Quick Meals for the Writing Life

I’m trying to build a repertoire of simple, quick-cooking meals that I can rely on for when it seems there’s no time to cook. As a writer, I have to. There will always be opportunities to create elaborate, multi-step dishes with an ingredient list as long as the alphabet–it’s just part of life of a […]

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Park

Daily Writer’s Fix: February 12-16

Each day this week, go outside. Even if just for a minute or two. Put on a coat–or don’t!–and feel the cold air wrap around you, feel the chill prick your cheeks, and feel fully alive. After your moment, minute, or long walk outside, head in and write without wasting a moment. Repeat each day.

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21 Moments Writing Challenge with Christina Katz

As writers, we can never get too much encouragement and inspiration. Even the most seasoned writers still have a brain and imagination that need to be continually stimulated in order to produce good work. Such assistance need not take much time or money, however. That’s what I love about the 21 Moments Writing Challenge with […]

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