The Birth Of A Book – “Am I Healthy Yet?”

These next three posts, while written and posted over a two day span, covers memories I have for 2001, 2002, and part of 2003.  My writing is beginning to show signs of of a potential future manuscript, but my attention to grammar and spelling is still missing.  Missing too, is a coherent story line. The chronology of events is accurate, but the story needs  transitions, a beginning, middle...
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Guest Blog by Edward Eaton – “On The Writer As Historian”

On the Writer as Historian Some Thoughts, by Edward Eaton   When I just started teaching, I remember arguing with my students after several of them saw Shakespeare in Love. They were convinced that now they understood Shakespeare’s life and motivations as well as how the theatre in Elizabethan times worked. I argued that Shakespeare in Love was not completely accurate and was hardly a...
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The Birth Of A Book – “Breathing Is Good”

These next few posts marks a turning point in my writing. No longer am I simply writing random thoughts and memories. These are the first posts where I write information that just might be useful to someone else. It was two and a half years since emerging from hospice. All of the drugs used during that period are long since out of both mind and body. I was looking at the world differently now. I...
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Guest Blog by Dellani Oakes – “Writing – It’s A Process”

Writing – It’s a Process by Dellani Oakes When Brian suggested that I share my writing process, I stopped to think about it. I asked myself, “What is my writing process?” Then further asked, “Do I really have one?” To a casual observer, what I do probably wouldn’t look like much of a process. It’s more of a loosely controlled chaos that eventually yields a...
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The Birth Of A Book – “My First DVT”

This week, I want to begin by clarifying the time line. Each of these three posts discuss events which happened in 1998. Each of these posts triggers an “imagine that!” light bulb over my head moment. This first post was insightful, although I had no way to know it at the time. I still had fifteen tortuous years of living with heart failure ahead of me. Looking back I wonder: would I...
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