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Writing with the Write Stuff

It’s a question the big-time interviewers ask writers all the time, usually rockstar-writers: “So where did the idea for (insert newest NYT best-selling book title HERE) come from, and why write about it now?” These writers have whatever the answer is down to a tagline: “Well, Oprah, I went to Alaska in 1988 and there… Continue reading Writing with the Write Stuff

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love

(Cue harp music…) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… One, two, three, four, five… Wait, that isn’t how the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning goes, is it? In fact, she doesn’t say a single number, nor spell one out.  The reason for that is numbers fail to capture all the nuances… Continue reading LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love

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Blood Trumps Stone – Art in the Time of COVID-19

  So here we are. And art matters even less, doesn’t it? If only all the artists had gone to med school instead, we’d have enough doctors to go around. We’d have enough toilet paper to go around. We’d have enough water, enough cleansers, enough food, enough, enough, ENOUGH. We have enough, though, don’t we?… Continue reading Blood Trumps Stone – Art in the Time of COVID-19

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so, if you want to be a writer… a poem for the Millennium

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_is_a_Virus / Image by JACW© so, if you want to be a writer…                                a poem for the Millennium --after Charles Bukowski if you need to see your words in a box on a lit screen don’t do it. if… Continue reading so, if you want to be a writer… a poem for the Millennium

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On Creating a Human Being

I want to address, briefly, how we, as human beings, think. Not what we think, but how. This is a huge area study, and as a writer, it’s important to know. For example, why do we make decisions, time and again, that have negative impacts on us, yet we never seem to learn our lessons?… Continue reading On Creating a Human Being