Outside The Lines,

A literary Column

By Marcia Diane

Year’s End; seriously hard to imagine where it went so fast and now having to invent time travel and write to you all for tomorrow. Your celebrations over I will add one last encouragement to all of us in the New Year 2016…


Read all the poets, all the prose artist, all the journalist you can get your hands on…best ever antidote to many human ills; from a sluggish mind, to despair to flat out ill informed…read folks and so this list I will lend…as starters.

You can find any of these folks on line…just google them. Their books and articles can be bought in hard copy or electronic from many vendors…

Mary Oliver

Robert Frost

Gail Collins

David Brooks

Toi Derricotte

Langston Hughes

Walter Mosley

Martin Cruz Smith

Maya Angelou

Kay Ryan

John Le Carré

P.D. James

Elizabeth George

Anne Perry

And now some WEB sites to enjoy and aide in all your searches:

The San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com

The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/uk

Atlantic Monthly http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/

New York Times http://www.nytimes.com

Poets.org http://www.poets.org/index.php

Button Poetry http://buttonpoetry.com/

And in closing I invite you to drive yourself crazy on Youtube as I do…so many poets and authors reading their work…

Happy New Year all…and remember we still want to seeyour creative output. Contact us at m.diane.writeon@gmail.com for our monthly on-line writer’s forum.