Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
It’s that time of year…the time of New Year’s Resolutions. However, after a recent conversation with Shane, I’d like to think of ‘resolutions’ as something slightly more positive. ‘Resolutions’, at least the way they are practiced at the present time, seem to focus on… Continue Reading “Resolving the Resolution Game in a Revolving Manner”
Recently I chit-chatted about ‘refilling the well’ of creativity. The only problem I have with that is that I don’t feel like a well. I feel more like a grape. When I’m working on a big project, or a pretty steady stream of little… Continue Reading “A New, Fruity Metaphor”
Just got a rejection letter from a neat magazine called Contrary. They were very polite. While it’s always a bummer to get a “No”, a “No thank you, but we enjoyed it” is even better. Check out their new online content:http://www.contrarymagazine.com/ And consider submitting.
Once upon a time, I had a class with a prof who argued that writers do not write in a vaccuum–and many times directly collaborate. Her main focus was on Romantic and Victorian literature. Lots and lots of emphasis on how Wordsworth and Coleridge… Continue Reading “Writing Friends…Keep ‘Em”
All righty… It’s great to have friends that are smarter than you. It’s true. They keep you from doing the dumb things you would otherwise, of course, do. But it’s still a bitter pill to swallow when every last one of them is apparently… Continue Reading “Ha! I get the party crowd…”
Julia Cameron, of Artist’s Way fame, recommends what she calls “artist dates” in order to “fill the well”–meaning you can’t create something if you are tired or empty, as it were. That state of “I have no ideas!” can be remedied by taking yourself… Continue Reading “Filling the Well, as it were”
This last week has been a trial, let me tell you. Yes, everything mechanical was breaking…car, toaster, you name it. Now my desk will be in a new corner in a new place. The house has become far too expensive and, of all things,… Continue Reading “Place for the desk, take 2”
My car refuses to start. (Twice now, totally dead.) My computer at work has to be restarted at least four times a day. My printer is out of toner. That’s this weekend in a nutshell. Let’s see what other kinds of damage I can… Continue Reading “If It’s Mechanical, I’m Breaking It…”
For those of you looking for a fun, quick, fantasy read, then I recommend to you: Heroics for Beginners by John Moore. And when I say quick, I mean this story moves from point A to point B quick. You just get to know… Continue Reading “Heroics for Beginners”
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