Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing, and Publishing ~

From The Mysterious Zone of Comfort


Folks often wonder what it’s like to be a writer…

Are we always tossing words around in our heads?

What other activities, besides pen to paper, do writers need?

Here’s a re-blog that eloquently explains one important writerly Space…

Sky Diaries

This is the afternoon I’ve been waiting for. NotebookNot the ultimate one, with real writing in it…but one nearby. The exalted silence. The alone-ness, full, not empty.

The city is quiet on this July 4th holiday; abandoned by people with other places to be. My city, now. Mine.

I have turned my seat toward the window, not the wall. This is what I see: Out the big window, the brassy silver of a hot day. The air is fuzzy; a haze of unresolved clouds to the south. Cars countable on one hand down the long length of Denver’s Lincoln Street.

Entry hall and desk to the right in the open plan space. Kitchen and dining in a counter clockwise sweep. Art everywhere, in every minute-hand tick of view. Kristina’s green painting. July 4v1Beside it, a Van Gogh print with the same green; the artist’s rope-seat chair echoed in the antique…

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