Galaxy of Disappointed Disillusionment: you were in love with the writing once . . . .
You were in love with the writing once. A kind of love that churns the belly. The kind of love that wraps around you warm and alive and pulsing. Trusting kind of love. And you think that love will never leave you, nor would you ever leave it. You think it will be as strong… Continue reading
The phrase “I will never . . . .” is a coiled snake ready to bite us on our asses
How many times have you used that phrase only to have it come back later and bite the shit out of your ass? Now, that doesn’t mean the biting isn’t going to be a good thing—maybe you needed to be bit on your ass to propel you in to some kind of motion. Maybe you’ve… Continue reading
The Work-Out Writer . . .
Work-out: In my personal trainer days, I used to tell clients to “listen to their bodies” to let them know how much they could do. I now recognize how this isn’t always the case. Sometimes our bodies/minds want to fool us, because it is Hard and we don’t always like Hard. If we give up because… Continue reading
Does the marriage between writer-character & reader-writer come between a real-life marriage?
“Only in books can you be married to them all.” –James Salter At a party, a woman tells me how she has decided my husband is a saint, and I’d better never ever complain about him. I say, “Huh? What do you mean by that?” “He puts up with your craziness; he cooks you dinner.” She sniffs. “And,… Continue reading
Bellebooks & Literary Fiction
Sometimes just taking a chance works. Sometimes luck is in your favor. Of course, I recognize that with “luck” there has to be other factors, like, writing a good book!, but, timing plays such a role in this novel to publishing business. The evening I was sitting around wondering what I wanted to do with… Continue reading
About Kathryn Magendie
Author of 5 published novels & other this and that novellas and stories, Editor, Edge of Arlington Content Editor.