Writing isn’t as much a matter of blind, unconscious expression, as most readers like to think. The best writing is considered, crafted and the result of much hard work and editing after the initial expression of ideas has passed and been found wanting. There are the lucky breaks of good first-drafts and the even more […]
There is much said and written by writers on how to overcome writer’s block, but I’m considering a more basic question. Why should you overcome writer’s block? The answer seems obvious, so that you can write. Why do you want to write? Because you’re a writer. Why are you a writer? Because you must write.
Nostalgia and grief seem to fuel the pensive poet’s pen, Without them the bards would not know where to begin, On their journeys through life and soul and deed, All springing from the one eternal human need, A yearning for meaning, the hope that it will come, The fear that it has slipped past in […]
What is the second most disabling problem bloggers face after not knowing what to write? To paraphrase a million different wise individuals throughout the ages: it’s not what you say but how you say it. And that is exactly my problem, because while others are struggling with doubts and complete melt downs over what to […]