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Music, Jazz, and Improvisation

Music satisfies three cornerstones of a Neo Renaissance (Neo Ren) life: Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual. Performing music can often satisfy the fourth cornerstone, Physical. Ever see a fat rock-and-roll drummer? Ever check the lung capacity and endurance of a lead trumpeter for a big-band jazz ensemble? Ever gone to a nightclub, watched and listened to …

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New Beginnings

Today is my first official¬†post as “A Neo-Renaissance Writer.” You may wonder why I changed my blog’s title. Here are a few reasons: The¬† protagonists of my fiction writing will be Renaissance people (or polymaths)–characters who have a broad array of talents and interests. As such, I hope to encourage you to discover how well-rounded …

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A New Direction for this Blog

After attending the Tucson Festival of Books last month, one of the biggest nuggets of information I gleaned from the various workshops was Kristin Lamb’s idea that authors of fiction shouldn’t blog about how to write fiction. Particularly if they are not experts in teaching fiction to newer writers. The reason: my target audience for …

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