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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

Adult language and themes, Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Contraries and Contrasts, Human Nature, the Psyche, Psychology, Rude words, The Word, Word Power, Writers, Writing, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Process

Lingual Neutrality

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but… …but. Why is it that in an age where “sticks and stones” in the Binary Landscape of the Ether hurt as much as the names being hurled? Is it because words and names do indeed matter? The problem — and you can give me push-back if you… Continue reading Lingual Neutrality

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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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Writing in Blood

On the Love and Hatred of Words Does it sound dramatic? Writing in Blood? Pretentious, even? It might to you. Especially if you’re a writer, professional or otherwise. If you’re not a writer, it might seem somewhat mystical. Writing is not mystical, it’s damn hard work. Now, the use of the word “damn” here is… Continue reading Writing in Blood