Category Archives: On Writing

A place where writers can come and share the tips they’ve learned through the expression of their literary passion.

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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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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Why Do We Write?

It’s a question I’ve gotten several times over the past two years, and I’ve noticed it cropping up on message boards devoted to writers. There are several possible answers depending on the person you ask. Personally, I’ve examined this question … Continue reading

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Had, and That – Clunky Words at Best

One thing I love about having written a couple books folks read and appreciate is they eventually come to me at some point and ask if I’d read something they wrote and give my opinion. Continue reading

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