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D.O.A.

The day was Friday October 5th. The time was approximately 9pm Pacific Time. The sound that could be heard in my house, well above the noise of the TV, was “NO, NO, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! “

My wife and Willow ask within a few heartbeats of each other. “What happened?” My wife probably was worried that I was maybe having a heart attack.…

Diligence, Doggedness, and even Spunk: Yes to Persevere!

I have been going through a bit of the doldrums recently regarding my Writing. This has been my modus operandi over the last 40 years. Get halfway through a novel and then get bogged down, lose the story thread, feel like the story isn’t going anywhere, and worse of all — make myself believe that my writing is Crap.…

Writing is Easy… Just Open a Vein

I know all of you think I am so self-confident (or at least I let my ego run wild at times) that I have no insecurities. Well just ask my wife or my Muse, Willow. They live with me and know differently. I know it is hard to believe, but I am constantly wondering.…

Why Change the Title of the Blog

First off, in case you noticed (or maybe you didn’t), I changed the title of my Blog. It was fun when I started with Beware Readers! Writing in Training!, but after almost six months I thought I needed something more permanent and something that better encompassed me. So why It Is What It Is!

“I’m totally crazy, I know that.”

Maurice Sendak

I’m totally crazy, I know that. I don’t say that to be a smartass, but I know that that’s the very essence of what makes my work good. And I know my work is good. Not everybody likes it, that’s fine. I don’t do it for everybody. Or anybody.

Why Can’t We All Get Along?

What a battle I have had this last week. My Muse and Internal Editor (IE) have been battling it out all week. I have been working on Lesson 2 in my class this last week (more information to come on this in the next Post) and have had some real difficulties.…

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