"It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way." Ernest Hemingway The Honorless Prophet About fifty years ago, there was a running joke in movies and books and television about the unfinished Great American Novel. The punch line was usually an image of … Continue reading The Honorless Prophet
There’s nothing more profound Than a woman who's ungowned There’s something sadly funny About a picture of my tummy. Here’s a one-word mystery Why's there no book of kisstory? Here’s a five-word line endeavor Clever? Me? Never! Everywhere’s such a drag For mystics to claim and brag Everywhere is nowhere, so they say … Continue reading Here, There, Everywhere – Playing Around With Words
At 5:00 a.m. books Are written, before others Wake, and dreams come true. ~Written 12-26-19 Here are some haikus to complete 2019. This year I took up the practice of writing haiku. The purpose? To develop my abilities to express some small something that's really a big bigthing, succinctly. To develop my ability … Continue reading At 5:00 a.m. Books Are Written
"Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard." John Steinbeck Cats and Critics How could I not see Cats? The critics mostly hate it and the audience mostly loves it. Kinda, sorta. When things get this mixed up, you have to go see it and judge for … Continue reading Cats and Critics
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” Octavia E. Butler So, How About Writing? Hello again. First of all, big grats to my brother for … Continue reading So, How About Writing?
Our new book, Profound Living: Essays, Images, and Poetry is now published. It has essays from yours truly, co-authors Kelly Anderson and Davin Carr-Chellman, and Vincent J Fortunato; and beautiful images by Vincent, Antonia Cardella, and Marc Christensen. The cover was designed by Heather Barrett. It was such a pleasure to work with these folks … Continue reading Our New Book – Profound Living: Essays, Images, and Poetry
I just finished my first self-published book, Profound Living: Essays, Images, and Poetry, which I put together with a couple co-authors/editors, Kelly Anderson and Davin Carr-Chellman, who were wonderful. Though I've published other books before, this was my first self-published book, so I had much to learn. Fortunately, Kelly had self-published before so she brought that knowledge, … Continue reading Writing Skills