Notes in March 2020

In reading about writing, I’ve been exploring Elizabeth Lyon’s Manuscript Makeover. And examining my list of writing books to reread and read, trying to decide on a focus for this year, to narrow the field of possibilities.

In writing about writing, I am working on a piece about the ways in which we can approach work which has lingered too long in the filing cabinet.

In reading about reading, I have enjoyed Vivian Gornick’s Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader. It’s perhaps most enjoyable if one has read all the books she loves to re-read, but even so it’s a treat.

And, in writing about reading, I’m working on an essay which was inspired by a short biographical piece on Selma Lagerlöf.

March 5, 2020

“To hear snow underfoot means you can listen
to silence given its place inside you.

Kevin Irie’s “Severn Road, Rosedale Ravine”

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