Archive for the listening Tag

When You’re Ready to Start Doing the Work

W  henever I head to the piano to capture what I hear, I have to be so careful. Any little misstep could easily crush it. Even if I play it almost perfectly, one wrong note in the melody or harmony can make it slip away. A similar thing happens in the word work. The best times are when it comes more as something to preserve than to
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What My Daughters Have Taught Me about Writing

Working as a writer has much in common with learning good parenting: more than how to communicate, it really starts with learning to listen. Also, both teach by showing you a lot of what not to do. It was several years ago now, but I still remember it as clearly as when I first discovered it. And of course, I thought
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