Writing Wednesday Do I dare?

I have dared to quit my job. I have dared to start a career as a writer. I have dared to write a novel. I have dared to post on my blog every day for a year. I have dared to, out loud, call myself a writer. Nothing is as scary thus far as beginning…

Writing Wednesday: The Disconnect

The most cruel thing to happen to a writer?  The most discouraging phenomena?  It happens all the time.  It’s that leap from head to paper.  I cannot tell you how many times I have wandered around my house, or was driving, or in the shower, and a story flows through my head like ambrosia.  It’s…

Writing Wednesdays: Writing Non Fiction

It makes me nervous. It’s also all that more exciting. I forget all the time for brief moments that the people in these books, besides Babu, are real.  Yes, maybe they have mostly all passed, but their children and grandchildren haven’t.  Meeting Kathy last weekend and hearing her talk about the past and all the…

Writing Wednesday #4: It Takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child

There be spoilers. That is the belief which fuels the novel The Graveyard Book written by Neil Gaiman.  It takes a graveyard to raise a child.  An orphaned boy evades an untimely death when he wanders into a graveyard, and away from the murderous war path of a cold and precise hitman, and is taken…

Writing Wednesday #3: Love/Hate

I love Nonfiction books about writing – especially those written by Stephen King Fiction books whose protagonist is a writer – especially those written by Stephen King Self Help books for writers; i.e., books of prompts, inspirations, How to Get Published for Dummies, (I actually own that one,) and, especially, The Writer’s Market Quotes about…

Writing Wednesday #2: Release

What would you do if a genie told you he could wave a magic wand, (I know I’m mixing my metaphors here, but bear with me,) and you could write creatively, what ever you wanted, as your only job?  You’ve passed all the rites to get you to adulthood: graduated, got two degrees, had a…

Writing Wednesdays #1: Sucker for Alteration

This is the new weekly installment:  Writing Wednesdays!  Why?  Because I am a sucker for alteration?  No.  Because I can feel myself filling up, flooding with concepts, inspirations, and ruminations on this craft of mine that I still know nothing about.  Because I write to learn, mostly about myself, and I need to reflect and…