Start Somewhere. The freelance market. The submission pages of print and online publications. The normal exercise for most sets of eyes reviewing these things are looking at gig opportunities that might fit. Those opportunities can transpose themselves into growing your portfolio of potentially sell-able content. A particular listing may be topic specific to something that […]
Pages of longhand cursive. A massive banquet of things to sort out and put together on workable plate. Many of my notes are casual cursive. Some words are printed clearly, others are a continual flow of penmanship only readable to myself. We all know this kind of writing. It looks like a physician’s prescription pad. […]
Every space can become a workplace. I’m always fascinated by what people have for their home work spaces regardless of the trade they are in. Regardless of the craft in their creating. I know of a contractor who still does everything by paper because it works best for him. He has an antique roll-top desk […]
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 […]