writers block
Last week I had the laudable opportunity to teach a creative writing course at a local college. Guest lecture, I suppose, is the correct word. The theme of the lecture was on conversation within writing. A great majority of writers find difficulty in this section of writing. Over the years I’ve seen writers become so …
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As a writer I always have a few questions which are asked anytime I’m in public or speaking at an event. I’m only a few years out of college and I’ve been lucky enough to become a writer in that short amount of time. I say luck because, well, there are a thousand other people …
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A few years ago I had a colleague who had decidedly coined the term “phantom friend” for one reason or another. It was around the time of another celebrity death. He explained it in connection with the famous phrase used to describe having an actual limb amputated. A phantom friend was feeling the loss of …
too many books
“Oh, I read all the time.” “I read that in college, I think.” “Of course I have! Like, 6 years ago.” “I’ve read it already. Why should I go back?” “I do have an English degree so I’ve studied them already.” Did you notice the excuses got longer? Last night a friend visited to get …
burning writer
Being a writer is great. Getting paid to write what I want, when I want, and create ideas for people to discuss has been a lifelong dream of mine. Now that I get to do it on a daily basis, I feel complete happiness. This happiness lasts right up until I can’t figure out an …
As a professional writer I get asked this question a lot. This is just about the first question I’m asked when other people find out what I do for a living. I get it from adults unable to get a grasp on the art of writing, or younger people that want to write for a …
No writer is cut from the same cloth. We can be sheared from flannel or light lace, and some of us prefer to toss the cloth out and stick with something like leather. And that’s okay because, as mentioned, no writer is the same. We can sit down at a computer and jot out miles …
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