A Sound, A Warning or Regret

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A sound, A warning or Regret I The click, click, click from a now nearby patron The storm in your brain lengthening the hour This clock facade, it has stopped to mock your… Continue reading

I wish I could have met Michael Chricton

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  “Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pâté.” ― Margaret Atwood Okay, quote aside -I really loved reading Michael Chricton’s… Continue reading

Don’t Be Afraid To Show The Reader That You Are a Little Insane

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The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer  -Friedrich Nietzsche   Even his biggest fans would have to admit, Nietzsche was a bit nuts.  But if Nietzsche… Continue reading

My love affair with controversial writing

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  “At first, they’ll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they’ll dislike you.”  ― Criss Jami Love it or hate it, controversial subject matter connects with… Continue reading

Writing so it becomes a flower

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 It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition. – Isaac Asimov. When we blog and write it is important to… Continue reading

Today is Today (today is yesterday)

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A little poem I dug out of an old notebook – weird how you forget  about pieces you did years ago.  This was 2011; I think?  Never mind, here’s the poem: Today is… Continue reading

Read . . . Write . . . Read . . . Write . . .

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  Read, read, read. Read everything – – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it.  Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read!… Continue reading

When I get stuck

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“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick… Continue reading

Drafts are S**t!

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“The first draft of anything is shit”. Ernest Hemingway Quotes like this encourage me to keep on writing – especially when my first, second and third drafts are always such trite trash! Ed

The Messy Part of Writing

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  “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. Mark Twain” Mark Twain is such an inspiration to me – An American author who wrote things as he… Continue reading