To answer that question, in my experience a problem I have is that I don’t run out of ideas and I can’t keep up with them so sometimes just let them go through the sieve of the memory. I don’t like doing that because the idea might have had some worth or poential as an… Read More Does the writer’s life mean one must keep up with their ideas?
Currently re-reading Roy Lomax’s Writing the Short Story — as am revisiting a short story, I wrote some time ago, and have lined up a market for one of my short stories. On the back burner.
Today I had a most foreign feeling. I hadn’t felt it for ten years, but the inkling to revisit my fiction — a certain kind I was writing. Back in the day they went unpublished. But like Luke Skywalker I am rejuvenated, revitalized, and returning with newness. The typewriter is waiting…
Whetting my appetite on a diet of malnutrition things I am supposed to not eat but eating them anyhow no one will see my diet of mental malnutrition but nevertheless I go ahead and hope for the best making sure no one sees me and I die a death, losing myself, my integrity, did I… Read More Integrity
There is a difference between abandoning something and abandoning ship. Abandoning ship means whatever you were occupying is abandoned for ever. Abandoning something means you let go of part of the whole. I may have let go of a long cherished but burdensome project without abandoning ship. I will still write of course, but I… Read More Abandoning one project isn’t abandoning the ship
Improve! Speak for yourself, someone says! Yes, I aim to, maybe you will, too. We’re all trying…Take the opportunity to improve your work by looking at your old articles, stories, and seeing if anything could do with a tweak or major revision. Any things you learn in your revising will spill into your current work… Read More Self-improvement for the writer
Reading some of the romantic poems and literature that comes out of India, I saw a lot of heart brokenness in the stories, when one’s sweetheart leaves. It then occurred to me that these stories reveal much tender feeling towards love and romance. They way that the love wasn’t tossed into the dirt to be… Read More Romance stories from India
There’s always in the back of the mind of a writer of shorter material the time when he’ll be an author and gets the book contract. But does one really want to do that? The book signings, the author meet and greets, the interviews…the general busyness over your book? And does the writer really like… Read More Becoming the author – is one ready?
If I have different versions of a scene, I can see the differences between the versions. I ask myself which is best? The original scene may be better then the second or third version, or the second and third versions are better. How do I tell? I guess if I get too involved with editing… Read More Deciding on different versions of a scene
This week writing has been writing a devotion based on old notes of my bible reading, a humor piece that I completed and submitted, and a significant revise of a poetry. Patience and time is a key to working on pieces, though I may be tempted to get the work done fast, so I can… Read More A calm spirit in submitting is better