A blank screen, a blank page, will eventually lose it`s blankness. Sounds philosophical. Blankness is a word that sounds like it shouldn`t exist. Occasions happen where the blank screens and pages exist for a reason. I want newer writers to consider this reasoning. “I’ve done nothing in ages.” The cure for Writer’s Block is to […]
Barnett Newman’s Iconic Voice of Fire I remember the controversy surrounding this painting. In 1989 when it was purchased by the National Gallery in Ottawa for 1.8 million dollars, people went crazy. At the time it was lots of money invested into something that people argued was not art. I was ten years of age […]
In no particular order, here are my five book recommendations for writers. Books are by Carol Leifer, Leonard Cohen, Sara Benincasa and Stephen King.
Scroll through some previous posts and you will detect a recurring theme. Posts that are a few sentences long. Even just a few words long. Welcome to my definition of short-forming. The first few words of any written work are the deciding factor for whether a reader is going to continue reading. It determines if […]
Midway through the summer I shared a pic through Twitter of my niece with me holding her. What followed was a series of private messages from readers with the same theme. “I thought you hated kids!” Absolutely no where in my essays, blog posts and any published works have I ever written the words “I hate kids/children.” […]
Blank paper is meant to be drawn in. To be written in. To be a vehicle for something artistic. As the digital age continues to evolve, I still see a world of writers keeping paper close by. Paper represents a physical presence of an expression. Even a blank page in front of my desk could […]