Friday, July 15, 2016

Don't Overdo it! Examples of Overwriting - Books & Such Literary Management

Don't Overdo it! Examples of Overwriting - Books & Such Literary Management


Sniff lavender this weekend, then show up on Monday, July 18 for THE THIRD MONDAY SPONTANEOUS WRITING SESSION Free for writers who want to get their creative juices flowing. Begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp and ends at 11:30 a.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Avenue. All writers are welcome regardless of experience. Bring paper and pen (no electronic devices, please). Prompts are provided. We encourage you to read what you write, but it’s okay to pass. Hosted by Ruth Marcus,



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fwd: Fourth Friday Readings - July 22


Friday, July 22, 2016 – 6:30 pm

At The Lodge (Media Room)

660 Evergreen Farm Way (off 5th Avenue), Sequim



Plus 5-Minute Open Mic Reading

Bring poems, short-short stories or memoir/novel snippets.

Rehearse in advance, Reading are timed.

Sign in to Read

Guidelines available.

Arrive early for snack and coffee at The Espresso bistro

Sponsored by Writers on the Spit

Monday, May 16, 2016

Definition and Examples of Overwriting

Definition and Examples of Overwriting


FRY me an abruzzo
or an andouille
charge me full price
or give it to me free

A black pudding is nice
lots of blood and fat
filler of bread crumbs
and an old baseball hat

Blood sausage or boudin blanc
sometimes a bockwurst or
a fat Hebrew frank

A blutwurst, salty and cooked
bockwurst or boerewurst
spicy, full of season
I don't need an excuse
for amounts beyond reason.

To suck up the boudin
a rouge or a white
Eaten with bread
It's love at first sight.

Bangers or Chaurice
hot spicy creole
burns going down
even wrapped in a roll.

Chipolata or chorizo
dry-cured or pepperoni
all special and tasty
not that store-bought baloney

Cocktail weiners or viennas
are choice.
Cumberlands with cabbage!
I will surely rejoice.

Fatty Italian pork
links drained of fat
Franks and Frankfurters
Haggis made from lung
Hot dogs and tube steaks
bockworst and tongue.

Griddles or steamed
free of Listeria
High in fat and salt
fuels my hysteria

Kielbasa and knublewurts
smoked polish stuff
Kiske and Kiska
intestines and suet
Lap chong, Chinese
because they are sweet
Linguicia or Loukanika
and other Greek meat

Danish pork sausage
Pepperoni that's chewy
Pickled pork and Pinkelwurst
or scrapple all gooey

Cooked with potatoes
onions and rice
any kind of sausage
or any kind of spice.


Yesterday Morning

He startled me
and people nearby.
He yelled and pointed
at nothing
in front of Safeway. 

He was out of his mind. 
I offered first aid
wishing to intervene
to put a stop to this annoyance
and spectacle 
that took my breath away.

I approached, walking backwards towards him
and sticking pencils up my nose as I did.  
When I reached him, I spun around quickly 
singing “I am the Walrus, Goo goo g' joob 
Goo Goo Goo g' joob.” 
His eyes popped out of his head and he ran 
screaming into the bushes 
behind the store.  

I did my good deed for the day. 

Took the morning off to sharpen all my pencils...