Diary, Movies, Writing Exercises

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My plans for Delphinium: short posts, poems, links, photos. Also, thoughts about movies, books, music and little events from my day. Writing exercises. Questions. And really, I don’t know what else exactly because I’m just getting started. My rule (at least for now) is 250 words. I used it before as a way to make prose poems from journal entries. If you want to try it, just write on a topic or tell about your day at length and then shorten it to 250 words using the word count tool as a guide. About my day: I didn’t want to sit at home and stare at the phone, willing a future employer to call, so I went out into the sunshine, down to the harbour to pretend to be a tourist. I looked at PEI t-shirts, chatted with the soap shop girl, sat on a bench looking out at the yachts, passed a little girl with a starfish in her hand from the touch tank, bought 4 gaudy paper stars for the price of 3 and carried them home with a smile. I’m still thinking about the movie Easy Virtue (which I saw last night) and why I empathize so strongly with escape. Last week I saw Private Lives at The Montgomery Theatre. The dialogue was sharp and funny. It seems the dialogue in Easy Virtue suffered in the screenplay. Must try to read the original of Easy Virtue. Never thought much about Noel Coward before, but now I am.

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