Endless Snowfall

Endless snowfall
lights softly, settles heavily
on my world of expressions and turns of phrase.
Cold, this long winter
while I wait for greener ideas and warmer tales.

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Copyright © 2014 SK Waller


Writing in the Real World

It would all be very nice if each of us had our own perfect writing space. Some writers dream of a sparse but comfortable office, some a comfy shed in the back yard, and some envision themselves in a cafe on the Left Bank. But we who write in the real world seldom see these dreams come true...

Good Night Pete

Pete Seeger
May 3, 1919-January 27, 2014
You are the father of us all. Go in peace, gentle bard.

Joyeux Anniversaire Ma Chère Colette

"Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it."

Colette, born 28 January, 1873.


So Much for Posting Every Day

You would think that after 12 years of blogging I'd no longer feel guilty when I don't leave a post every morning. You would think, but you'd be wrong...


New Words

A lifetime of words foam upon the page,
rabid and sweet in their turn.
They come, sometimes easy, sometimes not,
with forceps-like determination.
But they come.
It's the rain that eases their delivery,
the quiet of night, and wine.
While you sleep I leap from thought to thought,
word to word,
throwing fuel on the burner of my voice.
It's hard to sing when your tongue's on fire.

Copyright © 2014  SK Waller


You Know You're a Writer When...

There's no end of advice on the web where writing a book is concerned and most of it, I confess, irritates me. Writing is a subjective process. It's personal and no one rule or set of rules fits all. I tend to be rather free-form when it comes to just how I write. Let's face it. If writing were dancing I'd be Martha Graham, not Busby Berkeley...


Introducing a VIP in My Life

Every now and again, if you're fortunate, you meet someone who really touches you. It's almost as if there was a chunk of you missing and they came in and filled the space, perfectly. No gaps, no misalignment, sort of like that feeling you get when you glue something together that's been broken. You wiggle the two parts together until you feel that "click" that tells you it's just right. This is how it felt when I met Gerald Miller...


Bending the Rules of Writing

Like every author I know, either in my personal life or online, I want to improve as a writer in 2014. I won't go so far as to make it a resolution—I know how that goes—but I will at least try to be a bit more confident and disciplined. This has nothing to do with how many words I write every day, or how many projects I complete, though, it has to do with something more internal...