Tag: writing

  • Solitude

    Solitude

    This has been sitting in drafts since June 2020. So today felt like the right time to publish it, nearly two years later. I have been thinking a lot about solitude. The world is in the midst of a pandemic, and many of us are alone or experiencing the deep pangs of loneliness infiltrating our […]

  • Why?

    Why?

    There are days that I sit here and wonder why I write. I’ve asked myself that question more often than not over the past decade. I had hopes and dreams, and I stopped somewhere on the path called a growing career. What were once wild optimism and fun every time I sat down in front […]

  • Complacency: The Writer

    Complacency: The Writer

    “The moment a writer knows how to achieve a certain effect, the method must be abandoned. Effects repeated become false, mannered. The writer’s style is his doppelgänger, an apparition that the writer must never trust to do his work for him.” ~ Joy Williams

  • Why am I writing here?

    Why am I writing here?

    Why am I writing here? That’s a good question and one posed to me by my husband. I have a “writer’s blog” I’ve had on WordPress dot com for close to a decade, and several other blogs I publish as well. Why here? Do you want an honest answer? No one is reading here. When I […]

  • Writing, not typing.

    Writing, not typing.

    When Jack Kerouac wrote “On the Road,” he did it on telex paper so he didn’t have to stop writing long enough to replace the paper in his typewriter. This led Truman Capote to take a jab at Kerouac and say, “That’s not writing, it’s typing.” Tuesday I was writing by hand, not typing. I sat […]

  • Desire and writing

    Desire and writing

    I’m sitting here, knowing I have a perfectly good blog to write on located in a different dimension. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of desire to write there. I’m not sure it’s who I am any more. Let’s call this part of some existential crisis I am having as a writer. You see, I […]

  • Index cards

    Index cards are my best friend. The book I’m working on is non-fiction, so copious amounts of these little 3×5 pieces of paper are needed for the note taking process and to track sources. Now, I know I could use an open word doc, evernote, etc., to do all of this, but I’m old fashioned. […]

  • If you expect to succeed as a writer.

    “If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.” Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of […]