This Week On This Writing Life – 11/10/17

You can keep up with my Medium posts on my personal writing thoughts and experiences by following This Writing Life.  Measuring Performance Comes Later: I truly believe how well a piece, whether it’s a 300-word blog post or a 40,000-word novel performs is any indicator of the quality of what’s produced or a signal of … Continue reading This Week On This Writing Life – 11/10/17

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It Doesn’t Matter What You Call It. How It Feels Does

It used to be called “the groove” or “the zone.” Coming from a family full of gearheads and car enthusiasts we used the phrase “running on all eight cylinders.” They all mean the same thing: That feeling that comes when you just can’t do any wrong. Hours pass in the blink of an eye while … Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter What You Call It. How It Feels Does

The Vast Beauty of The Blank Page

Yes, there are many terrifying things about the blank page that faces writers every day. It’s humbling to think that it’s your responsibility - to readers, clients and others, even yourself - to fill that void. I’m occasionally reminded of Donald Sutherland’s line in Backdraft. While needling William Baldwin’s character, who’s looking for answers as … Continue reading The Vast Beauty of The Blank Page

Draft 2

This is what I've been working on when I haven't been doing everything else. This is Draft 2 of the first novel I've attempted to not only start but actually finish. I don't want to talk too much about the story, but I think it's an interesting premise and hope it will be something people … Continue reading Draft 2