“If you go slowly enough, six or seven months is an eternity—if you let it be—if you forget old things, and learn new ones. Even a week can last forever.”
Rick Bass, Winter

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
Albert Camus

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Part II, Day 42: Writing with Others

Dear readers,
A lovely former student of mine named Charlotte Boulay, an accomplished poet and editor at the Fiction Writers Review invited me to guest-post on their blog this week.  I'm going to play hooky today and include that post here.  It's called "Word Salad" and it's a writing exercise I've used in groups of people and also by myself by playing around with the dictionary.  It always helps the writing get more fresh and playful.

I'm working on a really juicy post for Friday; it's been a very full week and I have much to report.  I hope you are all enjoying your spring/summer gardens and walks and pets today.  Namaste!


  1. I finally got to see this short story! and now I know the background of it..it is all.. delicious!
    I fell for this story; "Rainy Wedding" the winner of the 8th contest for 3 minute fiction on NPR
    What a great form!

  2. Thanks Sara! Love it! I just read it. It reminds me very much of a novella I read in France last year. I have to find the name of it and see if it's been translated. Similar premise, only his nurse is the one narrating from the cancer ward.


  3. (great) minds think alike, so often. a reminder of shared humanity, I guess.