In a longish life as a professional writer, I have heard a thousand masterpieces talked out over bars, restaurant tables and love seats. I have never seen one of them in print. Books must be written, not talked.Morris L. West There are many professional writers who firmly believe this and you won’t hear a word… Continue reading “Books must be written, not talked”
You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. ~Arthur Polotnik There are essays that have been in my head for years but when I sit down to write them I don’t know where to begin. I have… Continue reading What’s Burning Inside You?
I hate to be a nag, but you have got to read. Like most authors, I run creative writing workshops from time to time, and speak, when invited to writers’ circles and at summer schools, and I’m continually amazed at the number of would-be writers who scarcely read. For ideas to germinate and proliferate there… Continue reading Read, read and then read some more