“Writing With “E’s” Part 3 – Ending.

Deadlines push you towards conclusion.  Concluding will push you towards conclusion. Sounds very philosophical, doesn’t it?  Many of you reading this are probably like me with writing and editing. We want to obsess over everything. There is a maddening drive to perfect it all as best as we can before hitting send. Before walking away. Before calling […]

Writing With “E’s”

Several people have been exceptionally kind and complimentary in many of my “shop-talk” posts. A colleague with several decades of experience as a trial lawyer recently suggested that I could teach a writing class. Incidentally, it was the words of a late Manitoba Judge who explained that in speaking to people you might be able […]

Improvisation

A collection of hand-written and hand-printed improvisations Recently, I stumbled across a great YouTube clip from music great Chick Corea where he talks about improvisation. When it pertains to writing, improv is a theme worth visiting and re-visiting multiple times over. No one may be able to fully develop the perfect definition of what improvisation […]

Hire an Editor

Editing Revising For me it may very well be one of the most enjoyable things about writing. For much of what I have worked on over the years, I’ve insisted on working the majority of any edits on my own. Mainly due to my own stubborn attitude and drive to make everything the best it […]

Writing Filters

I quit smoking cigarettes for good in 2000. Even with a few smokes a week, it was still smoking. It is still shit and horrid for your health. My consistency was well, never consistent. I switched brands regularly in an effort to celebrate freedom of choice. The odd time I would smoke something without a […]

Revisions and Deletions

I spent part of the weekend skimming over some older posts on this site. We are talking posts that date back 5 years. It is nice to see how far I have developed with work. At the same time, there were a few posts I was not happy looking back on. Material that I would […]