Writers are often asked where they get their ideas. Actually, no one has ever asked me that – but I’ve had many very nice offers to write various individuals’ stories because their lives have been so interesting. I aspire to be the person who tells a writer that I’m so interesting, my life absolutely must be written about.… Continue reading Two Weeks to Rites: Story Origins
I’m pretty excited about our new web series that we’ll be launching next week. It involves a couple of writers, and if you think you have things that pull you away from YOUR writing, well… stay tuned! http://www.waterfront.com
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I don’t understand or relate when people say they are “bored.” Maybe they mean “ennui” – a perfect word for listlessness, compliments of the French. Now, THAT I have suffered from, a sort of existential dissatisfaction. But my ennui stems from intellectual overload. My problem is not a lack of interesting things to think about and… Continue reading Gerbil Brain, Mental Exhaustion, Backlogged Output
I wonder how long it will be until pharmaceutical companies conjure up a little pill to end creative slumps. Here is my creative contribution, a medical term they can latch onto: creatile dysfunction. I am at present experiencing creatile dysfunction. My symptoms are: racing thoughts about getting through the holidays, inability to concentrate on anything more creative than… Continue reading Doctor, I’m Experiencing Creatile Dysfunction
If anyone were to overhear the conversations of a group of writers when they get together, they’d either run away in terror or notify the authorities – or both. There’s something to be said about having the freedom to say whatever is on your mind in the name of artistic expression that is absolutely, imagination-satisfyingly delicious. And at times,… Continue reading My Freaky, Icky, Ew List
There are a lot of writers who refer to writing as “the craft.” Crafts involve cute pairs of scissors, richly-colored markers and pencils, glittery paints and don’t-sniff-the-glue. But writing? I think of it more often than not as the proverbial blood, sweat and tears–BST. Playing with those letters, BST… sometimes you feel you’re at your… Continue reading Writing: the Craft? Please.