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It’s a Bit Drafty in Here.

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.—William Faulkner …and dozens of authors who said something similar about rewriting being the name of the game. Rewriting is my least favorite part of the process.  I love the initial burst of … Continue reading

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NaNo…No…No…Okay. Why Not?

So, I decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year, because my optimism and reality really should finally meet up and have a cup of coffee. The idea is to write at least 50,000 words in one month.  That’s 1666.66666667 words … Continue reading

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Selling Art or Selling Out?

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well I have others.” – Groucho Marx Let’s face it: creative types rarely get to write their own ticket. Once you’re finished with that novel, that sculpture, that album, the people footing … Continue reading

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Social Media for the Artist (Starving and Otherwise).

I had a short Twitter conversation with Edith Frost on Saturday night.  It happened like this: Somebody that I follow tweeted a response to one of Edith’s tweets, so I followed her and responded to a tweet about the ASL … Continue reading

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Brilliance in Bedlam?

Somebody asked a question the other day in the Scribophile forums about the correlation between mental illness and creativity.  “Do you think this is true?” Jesus wept, I thought.  Here we go again. Since I’ll be taking the scenic route to … Continue reading

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I May or May Not Have Meant to Say Something Like That or Quite the Opposite.

“It is not enough to make sense. We want to find the sense the author intended.” —C.S. Lewis Anybody want to join me on the fence?  There’s plenty of room. I agree with this sometimes, disagree sometimes.  This discussion always … Continue reading

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