“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.” ― Neil Gaiman It’s late afternoon here in lovely Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Since it’s the weekend, and sinceContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: A Writer’s Rest Day & More Arrows for My Quiver”
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On Writing & Storytelling: Good Stories Come to Those Who Wait
Good Stories Come to Those Who Wait “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath Okay, folks. Listen up. It’s going to beContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: Good Stories Come to Those Who Wait”
Writer vs. Paper (A Septolet)
Writer, Listening to old blues, Waiting for inspiration. Paper, Blank, white – Taunting! Wanting words.
Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 19, 2023, or: A Quick Weekend Update on a Chilly, Gloomy Sunday Afternoon
Closely Watched Packages – Déjà Vu All Over Again? “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra Well, it’s early afternoon on Sunday, March 19, 2023, here in Lithia, Florida, and it is a cloudy, chilly (56°F/13°C) day in the Tampa Bay area. The low temperature and the gray, gloomy skies are affectingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, March 19, 2023, or: A Quick Weekend Update on a Chilly, Gloomy Sunday Afternoon”
On Writing & Storytelling: Trials and Tribulations, and Other Issues
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway I have a confession to make. Sometimes, in my darkest, loneliest, saddest times, I wish I wasn’t a writer. Most of the time, I don’t feel that way. Most of the time, I wake up early,Continue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: Trials and Tribulations, and Other Issues”
My Frustrating Thursday: Could It Have Been Caused by Russian Cyberattacks Against the West?
Yesterday was a frustrating day. Extremely frustrating, quite frankly. Let me explain. I usually start writing posts for A Certain Point of View, Too on Microsoft Office’s Word either late in the morning or early in the afternoon. Okay, there have been times when I’ve written my post-of-the-day early in the morning (even before sunriseContinue reading “My Frustrating Thursday: Could It Have Been Caused by Russian Cyberattacks Against the West?”
Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 23, 2020: Tramping Through the Neighborhood & NaNoWriMo Anxiety Sets In
Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early evening on Friday, October 23, 2020 as I begin this post from my desk in New Hometown, Florida, and night will soon fall here. Currently, the temperature outside is 80˚F (27˚C) under partly sunny skies – sunset is about 27 minutes away; with humidity at 79% and the wind blowingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 23, 2020: Tramping Through the Neighborhood & NaNoWriMo Anxiety Sets In”