Tag: writing process
An Encouraging Note to Mistake Makers
“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.” ― Oscar Wilde Some people come to the table with all of their research done. They’ve outlined every subplot of their future novel, they’ve studied the market,…
Dream Attained. Closing Shop.
Fifteen years. Five books finished. The final chapters in the lives of my best friends soon to be sent off to the editor. I feel like I want to die. Or maybe write an epilogue? Maybe another spin-off? My issue with God and writing books is that I followed the instruction to love my neighbor…
Family Histories: It isn’t even past
We all know that burying our feelings is no way to carry on, yet so much that surrounds family history concerns the well-meaning errors that we make in reacting to extraordinary circumstances.
Utopian Artist Communities
Should art be made in solitude? There is a certain loneliness that artists know. The process and emotions seem alien to others. Artists may tear each other apart but they know, they know the loneliness. The Art Colony At Old Lyme: http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/exhibitions_AmericanPlace.php Byrdcliffe: http://www.woodstockguild.org/about-byrdcliffe/byrdcliffe-history/ Cos Cob Art Colony: http://www.hstg.org/colony.php Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop: http://web.fawc.org/history The…