What if there were no computers or typewriters? No Backspace key, no Delete button, no Wite-Out, nor erasers? Merely pen and paper. When you made a mistake, you’d ball up the paper and toss it in the trash, right? But after going through a whole thicket of Pine trees and finding your change purse empty (as … More The NaNoWriMo Misconception (The Book of Delusions 20:13)
Welcome to the world of the writer: oftentimes a hobbit hole of solitary confinement. We imprison ourselves there, poring over tomes of research and babbling nonsensical asides, typing until our fingers are bloody stumps as we finish our Magna Ópera. Or maybe not. For several years I lived this way, but not because my head … More The Weekend Getaway
In my recent wayfarings, I’ve encountered several fellow travelers who’ve asked, “Should I use my real name? Real picture? Make changes to this, that, or the other?” Before you read any further, take a cue from one of my faves, Lewis Carroll, and Play Me. You needn’t watch the video; it’s only a slideshow of Babs … More A Year of Growth and Change
It’s time for Melissa Maygrove’s Follow Fest, which means it’s also time to DANCE! Remember my post during the Gary Fest Anti-Fest Blog Fester’s Fest? It festered, I guess. You must confess, Follow Fest is similar to the Speed Dating Fest I made up for that…um…er…fest (what do you want? gala? fête? extravaganza?). Writers go meet … More Melissa Maygrove’s Follow Fest!
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand October 11th seems like a lifetime ago — a bygone era, the days of yore. A once upon a time when I still tread water and chased windmills on the same blog, before the split and … More I’d Like to Thank the Academy…