The Writer and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Blank Page…

39 - The Writer and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Blank Page Every writer dreams of being that prodigy who pours their heart and soul into a novel and, against all odds, it sweeps across the nation and becomes the next bestseller. Not only a bestseller; it’s a beautifully crafted piece of literature. A life-changing tome. You know, one of those titles that all good bookstores keep ... Continue reading The Writer and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Blank Page…

Writing is not a race, but it sure can feel like one…

22 - Writing is not a race but it sure can feel like one I scribble away on the pages of an overstuffed notebook, desperately trying to get my thoughts down onto paper before they scatter away in all directions like a disturbed ants’ nest. It holds me together. Writing, I mean. When the fibrous network keeping my mind in place starts to unravel, I quickly grab a pen ... Continue reading Writing is not a race, but it sure can feel like one…

A writer’s sentence can only be 25 to life…

animals-2107902_1920 For many years I’ve had a fierce love for fiction and its ability to touch upon the very themes and ideas which haunt our lives and disturb our sleep. But despite my obsession with literature, the relationship between me and my writing has often been tumultuous, even somewhat abusive. It seems that no matter how ... Continue reading A writer’s sentence can only be 25 to life…