Getting Better Every Day

“If you’re a singer, you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he’s good, the older he gets, the better he writes.”–Mickey Spillane This is comforting to me…and I believe quite accurate. Many authors talk about their first bad novel that lurks underneath their bed covered… Continue reading Getting Better Every Day

It’s not easy

“Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you — as if you haven’t been told a million times already — that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.”–Harlan Ellison This writing life I have chosen isn’t easy; I have tried… Continue reading It’s not easy

Making Sense of it

“Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area.” Nadine Gordimer (South African novelist and short-story writer, 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature) Why do you write? If you have a burning need to get words on paper don’t stop now to answer that question.… Continue reading Making Sense of it