Finish What You Started (If You Feel Like It)

Walk away then return. Repeat as often as necessary.  Anyone who writes, no matter if it’s to create or to meet a deadline for a client, has walked away from something. They have put the work in a drawer, be it a real one or electronic one, as a failed work piece. Incidentally, I walked […]

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Real Writing Reflections

Fairly recently, I attended a comedy show at a local club. Once in a while it is worth going to see someone try to deliver the goods live on stage. The mid-card comedian bombed very badly. So badly that they were booed off the stage. The material wasn’t working and the audience responded swiftly. I […]

Subject Writing, Subjectively

I’m often amazed at how there always seems to be something to write about. The concept of Writer’s Block is a thing of my distant past now. Inspiration ignites work and inspires more inspiration. In one of the writing classes I took many years ago, the idea of free-writing was put to me in a […]

The Entertaining Writer

Reading the title, I guarantee that most of you are thinking this is going to have some connection to writing that might make you laugh or smile. You might consider that kind of a writer to be entertaining. Especially if you enjoy the work you are reading. Truth is, every single person who works the […]

The Fall – When Life Begins

“Come Autumn. Come Fall. That’s when life begins” – Robbie Robertson Most people hold the belief with much sincerity that Spring is where everything begins. Where sunshine comes in and more light and warmth come to the forefront. Fall remains my favourite time of year. That sentiment just seems to grow stronger every September. A […]

Picking Up The Pieces

That moment where you realize you may not have worked in a few days. Or is it weeks… Months? It can happen. You might feel a sense of craft ignorance. Do you feel as a writer like you have been ignoring writing? Not necessarily. I have written much on these pages about how even thinking […]

Losing and Finding Yourself in Work

This is the main shelf in my home office as of today. Hard to believe it is actually cleaned up slightly. It has a ways to go yet before I am completely happy with it. There are lots of collectibles, pics and other things wedged in among the tapes and notebooks. It is easy to […]

Charging Forward With #Writing

The show must go on. It’s heard everywhere and in at least two songs I can think of. One from Queen, the other Pink Floyd. It is a constant reminder to keep going. Anyone who works in the business of writing. Whether it is your full-time living or not, has to work as much as […]