The Fallacy of Perfection

There are a couple hard truths about writing, and I suppose with the creative arts in general.  Depending on how you define it, Perfection is either unattainable or it does not exist. Sure, there are certain types of perfection, like a perfect circle… but that’s about it. Even then, when you start examining that perfect […]

Finding Inspiration, Part 2

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” –Jack London I think a lot of writers start out with the image of themselves as tortured artists, slaving away at the keyboard or waiting for inspiration to strike.  They write infrequently, if ever, and have more manuscripts half-finished on their […]

Finding Inspiration, Part 1

Like all things in life, there is both a short answer and a longer answer to the question of “Where do authors find their inspiration?” Short answer:  Everywhere. Slightly longer answer:  Everywhere, but you need to be open and receptive to it. The rest of the answer:  Inspiration can come from anywhere but it often […]

What makes a Writer? Part 1

Everyone writes, but not everyone calls themselves a writer.  We all wrote papers in high school and college.  We write Emails and text messages and social media posts.  Some of us even write for a living (copywriting, technical writing, social media).  They are certainly writers, aren’t they? Let’s narrow down the question:  What makes someone […]

What do I Have to Say?

It’s a simple enough question, really. It’s also the simple questions that philosophers like to muse about ’till the end of time. “What do I have to say?” I ask this question to the artists, the authors, the bloggers, the playwrights, poets, actors, musicians, and anyone else hoping to make a piece of art that […]