I don’t believe in writer’s block. All writing is difficult. The most you can hope for is a day when it goes reasonably easily. Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block and doctors don’t get doctor’s block; why should writers be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects… Continue reading All writing is difficult
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any. – Russell Baker For years I have struggled with what I should do for a career. I have tried the… Continue reading No Real Work
Failure is not an option. It is a privilege reserved for those who try.Author Unknown
If you know what you are going to write when you’re writing a poem, it’s going to be average”Derek Walcott When I write a poem it usually starts with an image I can’t get out of my head. It might be a small thing a postcard I find at a flea market that reads “will… Continue reading Writing Poetry and a Poetry Contest Warning.
“I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.” Cormac McCarthy I saw No Country for Old Men last night which might be why at 2 a.m. I am up blogging. I don’t like violent movies but the story… Continue reading No Country for old Men
My Best Advice for new writers
You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.Les Brown Why do we struggle so much with the just getting started? I started re-reading this book this weekend that answers many of those questions.This Year I Will…: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution,… Continue reading This Year I will…
I didn’t know much about St. Augustine until I ran across some black and white photos of America’s oldest city at a local flea market. The pictures of the city, mostly architectural in nature intrigued me and it seems like many artists and art lovers feel the same way about St. Augustine. The city, founded… Continue reading Discovering New Artists
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing. Sylvia Plath. 2007 is almost over and although I’m reminded by friends that I accomplished a lot this year, I am hard on myself and want to be sitting here with more clips, published works, and money to show for it.Do you have writing that just needs… Continue reading What’s That Smell?
Writing is like walking in a deserted street. Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie.John le Carre I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top. ~English Professor (Name Unknown), Ohio University Three rejections… Continue reading Cracking the pie crust secret code