Your Responses to Describing “The Art of Writing”

Dear Readers,


Many thanks to all for responding with your one word to describe “The Art of Writing.” A few people duplicated words, but I decided to run them anyway.


If I have forgotten to run anyone’s word, please notify me so that I can include you–though I doubt I did forget anyone! We had thirty-seven respondents. Not too shabby! Also, next time, please state your name in full, as you’d like it to appear.


Many of these words got me thinking in ways I never did before. I hope they do the same for you.


Please read the entire list below. And most of all, thank you for being loyal readers and contributors to my blog.




Charlotte Digregorio


  • release–Mikels Skele
  • communication–Alison M. Williams
  • freedom–Maria Laura Valente
  • instinctive–Rachel Sutcliffe
  • divination–Earl Keener
  • process–Marjorie Robertson
  • life–kjmunro
  • portraits–Christine Goodnough
  • life–Eufemia Griffo
  • persistence–Marilyn Walker
  • spirit–Rick Daddario
  • penetration–Margherita Petriccione
  • concentration–Paul Beech
  • discipline–Barb Germiat
  • understanding–Angiola Inglese
  • crystallization–Sheila Elliott
  • pouring–Susan Beth Furst
  • heartfelt–Mariette McGregor
  • therapy–Jan Benson
  • discovery– Kim Goldberg
  • connection–Karen Conrads Wibell
  • release–Madhu
  • expression–Billy Antonio
  • living–Claudia Coutu Radmore
  • consolation–Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo
  • visceral–Alan Summers
  • craft–Dave Boyer
  • encouragement– Ellen Grace Olinger
  • zone–Amy Losak
  • embracing–Karen Harvey aka “Poet on the Beach”
  • simple–Kah Choon
  • confluence–Ben Moeller-Gaa
  • inspiration–Olivier Schopfer
  • self-analysis– Elisa Allo
  • fine-tune– Terri Hale French
  • concise (verb)–Susan Delphine Delaney
  • essential– Doris Pascolo





About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. In 2018, I was honored by the Governor of Illinois for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of seven books including: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; Your Original Personal Ad; and my latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu by Charlotte Digregorio." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. I have won fifty-nine poetry awards, writing fourteen poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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5 Responses to Your Responses to Describing “The Art of Writing”

  1. Thanks Charlotte,
    It’s a very interesting article. Can i publish it in my blog?

  2. Reblogged this on Memorie di una Geisha, multiblog dedicato alla poesia d'ispirazione giapponese and commented:
    Charlotte Digregorio, ha chiesto sul suo blog ” Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog”, di descrivere con una sola parola, “l’arte di scrivere”. Ecco cosa hanno risposto i bloggers che hanno preso parte all’iniziativa.
    Grazie Charlotte per questo post così interessante e apprezzato.

  3. etain74 says:

    Reblogged this on "Ama no gawa" and commented:
    Charlotte Digregorio ha chiesto sul suo blog di descrivere con una sola parola cosa significa per ognuno “l’arte di scrivere”.
    A questo post potete leggere l’interessante risultato.

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