1. The business of writing is diametrically opposed to the art of writing. 2. I’m not nearly as bad a “serious” writer as I thought I was. The corollary: I’m not nearly as good a “serious” writer as I think Continue reading Ten writing lessons I learned in 2010
I did it! Finally finished the novel I’ve been working on. Great, you say, when will it be published? Oh, no, no, no. It’s not ‘finished’ finished, as in completed and ready to be printed. I meant the story has been Continue reading A milestone reached!
Not much to say now, just trying to keep the posts coming at a steady pace. It’s been a busy time lately with golf tournaments, preparing for family visits, trying to repair a canoe, finishing the novel and doing critiques at Continue reading Happy Independence Day
It has been one of those weeks here in southern Minnesota. The kind that leaves you wondering about metaphysics. Questions pop into your head like: Why do we die in the first place? How come death comes so suddenly and Continue reading A week of loss
While perusing blogs, surfing the internet and checking out profiles on Critique Circle- my online writing group- I’ve noticed (perhaps arbitrarily) that very few writers mention “old classics” as being influences on their writing, or even books they number among their personal Continue reading Where have all the classics gone?
I’ve written seriously for about 2 years (yet to be published) and joined an online critique group soon after that. At that website I have become one of the more active participants, mainly due to reading a lot of submissions and critiquing Continue reading Observations about online critiquing groups
Are you a Republican who was frustrated by the Bush years? A Democrat who has become disillusioned with the party since they took control of Congress and the White House? A member of a third-party who doesn’t agree with much of what either major Continue reading A fun political quiz
Since this is one of the most politically important eras in recent American history, I’m adding to my blog two links to websites which I think are outstanding at what they do. The first, Congress.org, is a non-partisan resource that Continue reading Politics
This is a big step for me, technology-wise, so I will take baby steps until I get comfortable and have something worthwhile or interesting to say. Blog posts will be sporadic at best in the foreseeable future. Have patience, grasshoppers. Continue reading Hello, World