Required prerequisite for fiction writers: Embrace your dual gifts.
A writer’s characters progress through joy, pain and growth, just like we do. In the process, we all get close.
You may be possessed by your paints, or smitten with your characters, but life goes on.
How, and why, does the first novel you wrote remain your favorite?
Sure there are. Here are three advantages to being disorganized, with a fourth possibility to consider.
A road trip across the West in 1980 turned up lots of memorable motel doors, among many other finds.
Follow the 11 Commandments of Writing and Daily Creative Routine, according to Henry Miller, in 1932.
A shelfie seems like a generous way to share your library of ideas, instead of your silly selfie face. Shelfies also reveal how unique you think your intellect is, but they can show how deep is your soul.
You are an inexhaustible fountain of ideas. If you don’t believe it, find some inspiration among writers writing on writing.
There’s no need to make the creative process into a big mystery to outsiders, or even yourself. It all comes from your influences.
. . . There’s a complex explanation in physics for reflection. Reflection is defined as “the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns […]
As a child, I was either reading, writing or drawing (or some combination thereof), which is what I still mostly do today. In fact, I made a career of combining […]