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D.M. Denton

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DM Denton is a native of Western New York. She finds her voice in poetry and prose, in silence and retreat, in truth and imagination. Through observation and study, inspired by music, art, nature and the contradictions of the creative spirit, she loves to wander into the past to discover stories of interest and meaning for the present, writing from her love of language and the belief that what is left unsaid is the most affecting of all.

Her educational journey took her to a dream-fulfilling semester at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England, and she stayed in the UK for sixteen years—in a yellow-stoned village with thatched cottages, duck pond, and twelfth century church and abbey turned Jacobean manor house. She lived, for better or worse,
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D.M. Denton Slow down. Take the time to experiment, develop, and be open to the unexpected. Find your own way and savor the journey—even, especially, its detours.…moreSlow down. Take the time to experiment, develop, and be open to the unexpected. Find your own way and savor the journey—even, especially, its detours. Don’t jeopardize the quality of your work by being in a hurry to see your efforts in print. What you write is your child—you want to see it grow up to be the best it can be, but that means it has to go through the stages to maturity. Engage the senses as much if not more than the intellect. I love this quote by Ray Bradbury: “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” Write what and because you have to write. Allow for the uniqueness of your voice and avoid the temptation of trends and popular appeal that risk you trying to be a writer other than the one you are meant to be. Or as Allen Ginsberg wrote, “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”(less)
D.M. Denton I’m writing a collection of novellas/short novels featuring three of my favorite and often overlooked classic women writers, Anne Brontë, Christina…moreI’m writing a collection of novellas/short novels featuring three of my favorite and often overlooked classic women writers, Anne Brontë, Christina Rossetti—poet and sister of Pre-Raphaelite artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and the early twentieth century novelist and poet Mary Webb. I have a couple of short stories brewing: one based on my maternal grandmother, who was a talented pianist and monologist and her thwarted chance to tour with the Ziegfeld follies, and the other based on my mother babysitting for Hemmingway’s sister Sonny. I’m also about to embark on an illustrated poetry/prose book about cats.(less)
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“There are three points of view from which a writer can be considered: he may be considered as a storyteller, as a teacher, and as an enchanter. A major writer combines these three — storyteller, teacher, enchanter — but it is the enchanter in him that predominates and makes him a major writer…The three facets of the great writer — magic, story, lesson — are prone to blend in one impression of unified and unique radiance, since the magic of art may be present in the very bones of the story, in the very marrow of thought…Then with a pleasure which is both sensual and intellectual we shall watch the artist build his castle of cards and watch the castle of cards become a castle of beautiful steel and glass.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov”
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“In a swamp, as in meditation, you begin to glimpse how elusive, how inherently insubstantial, how fleeting our thoughts are, our identities. There is magic in this moist world, in how the mind lets go, slips into sleepy water, circles and nuzzles the banks of palmetto and wild iris, how it seeps across dreams, smears them into the upright world, rots the wood of treasure chests, welcomes the body home.”
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