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This is not “A Finished Product.”

One time I was talking to a painter and as I watched him work I asked “When do you know it’s finished?” He laughed and laughed and never gave me an answer. I don’t really understand what the problem was with that question, but maybe it’s similar to my experience writing. I write on a […]

The pleasure of writing is in the unwritten

Every day, I write for a paycheck. Every week, I write for a variety of blogs that offer me a chance at a little recognition. Every now and then, I pen a poem or short story and send it out into the universe for publication. But none of these are a reason why I enjoy […]

The joy of writing (Week of 12 May 2012)

As writers, we tend to split our focus between the technical aspects of the craft and the business side of things. We’re so busy thinking about what we’re writing or how we’re going to get published that we forget why we started writing in the first place. Some write for solace. Some to entertain. Others […]