Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Contraries and Contrasts, From JACW's collection, Human Nature, the Psyche, Jung, Life, Life and Death, Light and Dark, Poetry by J.A. Carter-Winward, Poets, Psychology, Subconscious, Writing in Blood

solstice

  solstice it is the longest of nights and there is comfort in this blanket of black. it reminds me that we were all once beholden to it. and so i honor this darkness. when i paint i start with a black canvas. when i write i start with a black page. i bring in… Continue reading solstice

"How Bad Can Good Be?", Akathisia, Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Coming Soon--in-her-rest-less-ness: prose and poems, Compassion and Empathy, Contraries and Contrasts, Drug Side Effects, Human Nature, the Psyche, Life, Life and Death, Light and Dark, Neurological Movement Disorders, Personal, Photography, Psychology, Subconscious, Subjective Experience, The Word, Trauma, Writers, Writing, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Process

Final Chapter: Healing

  My book, in-her-rest-less-ness: poems & prose, was finished, but I couldn't quite say it was "finished-finished." Now I know why. There was no chapter, a final chapter, on healing. And so I'm going to the desert to finish the book. I'm going to heal. And I will be back. I'm going to the desert… Continue reading Final Chapter: Healing

Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Awards, Recognition, Publications, Character Development, Cliches, Tropes, and Just...No., Contraries and Contrasts, deconstruction, Genre Fiction, Grind: A Novel, Human Nature, the Psyche, Human Psycho-Sexuality, Light and Dark, Literary v. Genre Fiction, Novels by J.A. Carter-Winward, Psychology, Subconscious, Sue Grafton, The Word, Writers, Writing, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Literary Fiction, Writing Male Characters, Writing Process

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

Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Contraries and Contrasts, deconstruction, Haiku, Poetry contest, Poetry Crit, Poets, Subconscious, The Word, Vita Brevis, Writers, Writing Community, Writing Process

Comment on a Haiku

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Writing in Blood's deconstruction of a wonderful haiku by poet, Christopher Perry. Another Haiku contest, courtesy of Vita Brevis, brings us Christopher's haiku: On Autumn Dry leaves falling Silently on sunlit church Tears cleanse the path home *** The title of a poem is as vital to… Continue reading Comment on a Haiku

Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Contraries and Contrasts, deconstruction, Human Nature, the Psyche, Jung, Light and Dark, Personal, Photography, Pink Floyd, Previous Post-Medium.com, Psychology, Subconscious, Trauma, Writers, Writing, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Process

It’s All Dark

Jung coined it — the “shadow.” The aspects of our personality that are either hidden from ourselves, or hidden from each other, either consciously or unconsciously. The Darth Vader to our Obi Wan; the Hyde to our Jekyll; the moonlighting stripper to our 4th grade teacher; the waning : - ( to our waxing : - ) moons. It’s… Continue reading It’s All Dark