Monthly Archives: September 2011

Writer’s Block: Reality or Myth

Several times I’ve had discussions with fellow writers, and been a part of Message Board exchanges, about the phenomenon of writer’s block. Usually the conversation begins with the statement that the person suffers from the condition. That in itself is … Continue reading

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The Courage of a 21st Century Artist

Centuries ago the challenge of becoming a successful artist was finding a benefactor; a wealthy lord who was moved by the expression of the artist no matter what medium they employed. Mozart struggled to try and please his patron, and … Continue reading

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The First Chapter of My Novel, Erstwhile

Here is the first chapter of my novel, Erstwhile. As the name implies the story is about past occurrences that can affect our present and even take away our future. In this passage Richard and Susan demonstrate how much they … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Toughest (But Fair) Critic

One thing’s for sure, anyone who’s ever had the desire to write eventually reaches the understanding that in order to be good at what you do you must be objective about what you produce. The difficulty most of us face … Continue reading

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