Again with the Writer’s Block

Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves.~ Paul Theroux Although I’ve been writing almost every day since I started my blog in July, I do have days where nothing works. Other days, poems are produced almost effortlessly and characters pop into my head and my dreams and seem to write themselves. One book I took… Continue reading Again with the Writer’s Block

“Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb”

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge Another quote that bolsters the… Continue reading “Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb”

Getting Published

Writing is not the lottery. New writers have to be realistic about what it takes to get published. But there is one similarity to the lottery: You have to play to win.— Lori Perkins, literary agent This morning this headline on wordstrumpet’s blog intrigued me. “Publishing’s Dirty Little Secret”. Very good post, thanks wordstrumpet. Yesterday,… Continue reading Getting Published