On January the First of 2019, I will be seated in car pointed west, driving into the future to confront and overcome my past. I expect that this journey will provide bushels of content for this blog, and my writing in general. Until that time, I worry slightly about this blog. I believe that much … Continue reading Surprised By “isms”
The greats say, “write about what you know.” Of course, why not just write what you know? Why the clarifying and mystifying “about?” The crux of the matter is, we cannot know anything. Think of even the most basics of commonly accepted facts or notions. Take for instance the idea that we are awake. What … Continue reading What Do We Know?
Here I go again, sitting here with fingers poised above keys, waiting for genius. The wait may be long. And so I do what I always do...I simply begin writing. How often is it that writing does not occur because we are waiting for that perfect idea or concept to strike us? Screw that. A … Continue reading Waiting for Genius
What makes someone a writer? Obviously, there is more to it then the ability to simply clearly or unclearly express something via the written word. According to that technical definition, anyone could and would, be writers. But I'm talking about Jack London, about Oscar Wilde, about Hank Moody. The last one may be fictional, or … Continue reading What Makes One A Writer?