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New Question of the Week Up: Holidays

There’s a new question of the week up in the QOW menu.  Go comment or die.

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The Fear of Sucking (Not a Sex Thing….this time)

One more time: I’m writing a novel.  It’s going.  I don’t know how to rate the process because it’s my first time.  What do I know?  But just know, it’s going.

One of the things that I hear too often from artists of any stripe is this REALLY STUPID phrase:

I don’t artistic enterprise being engaged in for anyone but myself.

That sort of may or may not be true. (Not true not true!)  Regardless of what IS true, I don’t think that statement makes one lick of fracking sense.

Here’s why: Continue reading

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Crisis and the Writer or “Why’s Life Keep Messin’ Wit Me?”

All writers start out with two things.

  1. A good idea for a story
  2. Good intentions

The rest really is up to each individual writer.  And the “rest” is a big BIG deal. Continue reading

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Writing: Just Doing It

Truth be told, I’ve had little story ideas for years.  Many of my friends have also had some really great ideas for stories for years, even decades.  I can’t even count the number  of times I’ve hung out with people that I’ve gone on communal tirades over how modern authors suck and how the movie industry doesn’t say anything that truly speaks to the soul; all with some exceptionally vague plan to one day set it all right with our obviously vastly superior abilities.

Typebars in a 1920s typewriter

Finding a time to write

Yet, nothing has come to fruition.  NOTTA!  Zip, zilch, nothing. And that’s not just for me, that’s for everyone I know (save that one over productive asshole that makes everyone look bad).  And the sad fact is that I know exactly why. Continue reading

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