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Christi Craig · 6d ago

On Life and Writing. Or, the #Writing Life (or…if only)

“If only life were like a Jules Verne novel, thinks Marie-Laure, and you could page ahead when you most needed, and learn what would happen.” ~ from All the Things We Cannot See by Anthony D...
Christi Craig · 1W ago

Above and Below: a flash essay

The lake is cold but the water clear. In another day we will see a flock of loons, at least fifteen of them, moving west like shadows across the surface. That’s how quiet it is here, how saf...
Christi Craig · 2W ago

Quotables: #Writing is Sewing is Writing

“Whether your stitching is as elaborate as the Bayeux tapestry or as simple as an Amish patchwork quilt, the threads of your life are what you will weave into the fabric of your story.” ~ Pa...
Christi Craig · 3W ago

Q&A (& Giveaway) with Michael Shou-Yung Shum,author of Queen of Spades

“‘Strange,’ muttered Mannheim behind him. ‘You think you’ve seen it all, and then something comes along and shatters all your pre-established notions.'” ~ from Queen of Spades by Michael Sho...
Christi Craig · 1M ago

Remington Roundup: #Watch, #Listen, #Learn.

Now that it’s October and Fall is well under way, we are back into a routine (at our house anyway) of scheduling and schooling. Some of this is formal education, some of it just life. Like n...
Christi Craig · 1M ago

#Writing Prompts: It’s a Family Affair

“Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.” ~ Boris Pasternak (as quoted in Patty Dann’s The...
Christi Craig · 1M ago

Mostly Wordless Wednesday

Things are looking up. 
Christi Craig · 1M ago

Q&A (& Giveaway) with Author Patricia Ann McNair,And These Are The Good Times (Side Street Press)

“I know what you are thinking…What does one thing have to do with the other? I know what I am thinking: everything.” ~ from “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (And These Are the Good Tim...
Christi Craig · 1M ago

Cover Reveal & Excerpts: Broad Knowledge,a new anthology from Upper Rubber Boot Books

Whether you’re a writer or a reader, you know the power of a good book cover. Authors will spend hours agonizing over the slant of the title’s font or two images almost exactly the same, all...
Christi Craig · 2M ago

On #Writing Prompts: Guest post by Maura Fitzgerald

For the last several years, I’ve been the sole teacher for a group of senior citizens in a Creative Writing Class at Harwood Place Retirement Living Center. This year, I invited a fellow wri...