My first poem

Ran across my first poem the other day, written on the signal bridge of the USS Juneau in 1978. Oh, I’d scribbled little ditties, maybe run through some stream-of-consciousness stuff that might have been construed as poetic, but never before had I sat down and decided to write a poem—a real actual poem by me. […]

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Filed under: Fantasy, Writing | Posted on July 3rd, 2012 by LWIII | No Comments »

Wabi Sabi for football

Came across a new esthetic ideal the other day, which was a shocker to me, since I’ve been a beauty hound since I was a kid. An esthetician of the non-hairstylist type. The only thing I like better than beauty is happiness…and since to me they’re synonymous—voila! The name for this beauty, or this Japanese […]

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Filed under: Spirituality, Writing | Posted on January 16th, 2012 by LWIII | 3 Comments »

More thoughts on editing

Went back and collected the last couple weeks of my #amediting tweets from Twitter. Editing is more fun than a barrel o’ wordmonkeys. Finished the novel. Sweet—plus the fabulous effect that it’s not mine. Love not being in charge o’ the art. My best to everyone, LWIII •    More words do not mean more power. […]

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Filed under: Editing Fiction, The Word Doctor, Writing | Posted on November 17th, 2011 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

On not being an artist

Lordy, what a relief. All those years and years of suffering off my back. —Suffering, boy I tell ya—you artists can have it. I wondered why I sucked so bad at it. Not the suffering part. I was great at that. If you could sell suffering I would have been on Easy Street. No, I […]

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Filed under: Editing Fiction, The Word Doctor, Writing | Posted on October 22nd, 2011 by LWIII | No Comments »

Am editing

Today’s friendly neighborhood blog is a collection of my #amediting tweets from Twitter. Whenever a thought crossed my mind while editing (which was rare, because my thoughts were generally caught up in crossing someone else’s mind) I took the time to go tweet it. Great procrastination technique, fyi, though us procrastinators usually don’t need tips. […]

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Filed under: Editing Fiction, Writing | Posted on October 17th, 2011 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

My last blog

This ain’t really my last blog, just practicing up on my advertising copyrighting and playing the sympathy card. Lie, lie, lie, that’s me. Although that wasn’t really what I would call a downright lie, since I am gonna talk about that last blog that I wrote. Just did. Ha. Consider me with the same thoughtfulness […]

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Filed under: Editing Fiction, The Word Doctor, Writing | Posted on October 1st, 2011 by LWIII | 1 Comment »

Elephant Girl, a review

This book broke my heart. I hate it. I loathe, despise, revulse, and malign it. And yet I love it with great passion and abiding joy. Am I crazy? Read it and see. I don’t generally write book reviews on my blog. but came across a memoir a few days ago that makes it imperative […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on August 16th, 2011 by LWIII | No Comments »

Fun Facts

I’ve started doing a new thing on Twitter, creating facts. Never been overly fond of facts before. They tend to slip my mind. And they change so much, depending on who you talk to. So I began posting my own versions of factual truth, such as the indisputable fact that wood was originally made from rocks. A […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on February 24th, 2011 by LWIII | 1 Comment »

The top secret doo-dad

Man, it’s been a long time since I blogged. I’ve been undercover, though, and it’s hard for me to blog when I have to hold back secrets. The muse gets skittish when not given full rein, at least mine does. Giddyup, Triggette! I’m tweeting presently as a character in a Twitter movie, spending hours a […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on August 10th, 2010 by LWIII | 5 Comments »

The Shakespeare Variation

My love of the Bard began at the University of Colorado, in the early 1980s. I was lucky enough to have Masterpiece Theatre showing several plays on PBS in the evenings, while I took an introductory course on He Who Should Be Named a Bajillion Times. So I got to see Derek Jacoby as Hamlet […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on February 16th, 2010 by LWIII | No Comments »

NaNoCraPo

This is what happens when one is desperate for word count during NaNoWriMo: It seemed like he had to have everything his own way and that way was not my way because I like stuff to be up front and to make sense but he didn’t like it that way he liked it when stuff […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on November 4th, 2009 by LWIII | 12 Comments »

A fuddy-duddy on Perdido Street

Just finished reading Perdido Street Station, by China Miéville. Am flummoxed. Quite a read, a page turner, but I never read a book before that only contains bad memories for me. I think back on it and squirm and sigh. The art of revulsion. It’s in the steam punk genre with more that a smidgen […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on October 23rd, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

The danger of sarcasm

I hate coolness. With a hot hate. Everything I love is anti-cool. I love kindness and thoughtfulness; sincerity and generosity and understanding and warmth – childishness with a passion. Boy, what a dork, huh? I also care immensely, and if you show you really really care, man, whew, talk about uncool. Wouldn’t be so bad […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on October 1st, 2009 by LWIII | 17 Comments »

The story of Story

Once upon a time there was a little mouse. Her name was Story. Which wasn’t her real name of course (that was Agatha). Since who ever heard of a name like Story? But everybody called her Story because she never told the truth, at least not the truth like mouse-folks was used to hearing it. […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on September 25th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

The beginning

In my dreams I told my dream teacher I’d never talk about my dreams in a blog. So, since I’m all about lies within lies within lies within truth, I’ll do it anyway. Anybody who hates listening to dreams, you can leave now. Last night I had a dream. I was at some sort of […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on September 21st, 2009 by LWIII | 12 Comments »

Of mice and mice

I’m a mouse guy, I admit it. Always been, always will. Grew up singing “Here I come to save the day!” Mighty Mouse was always on the way in my imagination, and he’s still nibbling away down there, trying to poke his way into reality. Not sure I ever saved any days, but I sang […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on September 16th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

Once upon a time

Once upon a time there was a little girl. She was the most precious and beloved little girl in the whole wide world. People loved her more than anything. Circus bears would laugh to see her wave. The bumblebees buzzed for her. The moon giggled at her passing in the early eve. Sad old men […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on September 11th, 2009 by LWIII | 12 Comments »

The Legend of Jimmy Gollihue

Read this tale once. Long ago, in the misty mists of time. Last night if I recall rightly, and part of today. Called The Legend of Jimmy Gollihue. Don’t sound like much, I know. Legend, ha. Well, come to find out it is a legend, a true one, as true as magical realism can get – […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on September 6th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

The inner opinion

Just had one of those deep scary gulps while thinking about writing tonight’s blog, one of those things a writer or other performance artist gets when they ponder their audience, and how much you want them to love you. Funny that no matter how deeply one craves and desires approval from The Beloved, you must […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on August 30th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Advice to writers

The main focus of the dedicated writer, as any devoted scribbler will tell you, is to figure out ways to keep from writing. Twitter is excellent for that, as I have found out in the past couple of months. While on Twitter yesterday I discovered the perfect thing. Copy and pasting and mouse-clicking, oh yeah! […]

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Filed under: Writing | Posted on August 26th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

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