There is a minor debate in Christendom over what constitutes Christian identity in the marketplace. This in terms of role, function. Does one go in as a Christian or someone who is working somewhere who happens to be a Christian. For example, is one a Christian writer or someone who is a writer who also… Read More A debate in Christendom of the marketplace
Not exactly magic this service of mine, They got me throwing, flipping pancakes At the Café Dime. I wait around most of the time I could wait on you with pleasantries And a cool calm smile. And wean you on my charm, Every Time. It’s not that I hate this, But you can tell I… Read More Struggling to the way
The musing said to the aspiring novelist, the novelist was getting no younger: Hope the younger ones do well for the traditional publishers that are still going. Depending on what they would write for them. Nothing short than…As for you, you may just find something else. Something better. So, for you, I will keep the… Read More Older writers keep on going
Whatever you do do it well- Walt Disney I’d like to avoid the difficult editing stages of polishing a piece of writing, so I may delay doing it, even so ending up having to do it, because I just gotta. It is thinking about what I want out of the piece that motivates me to… Read More Editing to personal satisfaction
My first draft looked at a little tatty, what’s new? I was going to flag it. Never to submit the piece. So, I said to myself, leave that genre of writing alone. A day leaving it alone did wonders. Then, I thought, try harder. And I think the piece looks better than before. In a… Read More Persevering
Writing is a catch-22, but I’m not talking ’bout the film or novel on which a film is based. Catch-22 is a novel and a film, but let me use that title’s meaning for the purposes of this post. Saying catch-22 is synonymous with making a choice between two equal values and one or the… Read More To revise or not to revise
It is not an easy road getting published, but I had some good news about a month ago that a meditation I submitted to a journal is being seriously considered. It has passed the “first round” or phase one and is on the short list as it was. The outcome, I’ve been told, will take… Read More Another submission
While on the road of writing, if it’s full-time, part-time, casual, or as one can write in-between the necessities of life, sometimes there’s the urge to reach beyond the boundaries of one’s normal genres of writing. I’ve desired it and tried it, but tended to fall back on the predictable or the road well-traveled.
I love researching for the sake of it, to dwell on and absorb knowledge, but whenever a writer wants to apply research, one should know what it’s useful for before starting. Is it for a book? Is it to learn something to pass onto your readers? Pretty obvious stuff really. The trick is knowing why?… Read More Research, for the fun of it?
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
Takes time. Two projects in effect, taking time on them both. Rejections, had a couple, but their mist dissipates soon after. Successes, too, lifts one up. It’s not everything. Frank Sinatra sings. The sun still shines. Life can be fine.
Devotion written this week; signed and sealed, but not delivered, yet.
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
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing a children’s short story, originally intended for a picture book. The inspiration was in my garden. I may approach publishers, but on speculation that they may or may not publish it. Of course there are the usual doubts that it won’t work for children, it’s too… Read More Approaching publishers with the picture book idea
Was looking to submit a story, but on second thoughts, it’s more poetry in motion than fiction. Have two weeks before the deadline.