Oh, no. Not again. Not another early morning wakeup! Unfortunately, Dear Reader, as I start to write this at 8:37 in the morning of Monday, May 22, 2023, it’s been five hours since I woke up to use the facilities – and then failed to go back to sleep. I tried. I really tried toContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 22, 2023, or: Up and About Before Sunrise – Again…”
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On Writing & Storytelling: Some Days, the Story Doesn’t Flow…Other Days, It Does
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft It’s early morning – as I begin to write this, it’s still a half hour before sunrise – here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. IContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: Some Days, the Story Doesn’t Flow…Other Days, It Does”
Tempus Fugit: April 13, 1973, Fifty Years On…
“I blinked my eyes and in an instant, decades had passed.” ― John Mark Green, Taste the Wild Wonder: Poems It’s late morning here in my corner of Florida on Thursday, April 13, 2023. As I write this on a sunny spring day, I marvel – once again – at the (sobering) fact that 50Continue reading “Tempus Fugit: April 13, 1973, Fifty Years On…”
Edith Wharton’s ‘Echoes of the Past’ (‘Reunion’ Reimagined in Wharton’s Style by Bing AI)
Why I Am Collaborating with Bing Chatbot As of late, I have been playing with Microsoft’s OpenAI (aka Bing Chatbot) by asking it to take snippets from my recently re-published novella, Reunion, and reimagine them in the styles of famous writers, including William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Tom Clancy, and Ernest Hemingway. Why am IContinue reading “Edith Wharton’s ‘Echoes of the Past’ (‘Reunion’ Reimagined in Wharton’s Style by Bing AI)”
On Writing & Storytelling: Playing Hooky (on a Sunday) from Storytelling
“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft As I sit here at my writing desk in a house in Lithia, Florida, it is late morningContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: Playing Hooky (on a Sunday) from Storytelling”
On Writing & Storytelling: Before I Start….
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” – Madeleine L’Engle It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Friday, March 24, 2023. It’s a warm, sunny spring day, the kind of Florida day that makesContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: Before I Start….”
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’s Labor & Result (A Haiku)
Fingers type quickly As thoughts turn into phrases; Lo! A book is born!
On Writing & Storytelling: What’s in a Name, You Ask?
“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.” – Virginia Woolf It’s almost noon on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 – the second day of traditional (or astronomical) spring and the 21st since the start of meteorological spring – andContinue reading “On Writing & Storytelling: What’s in a Name, You Ask?”
Writer vs. Paper (A Septolet)
Writer, Listening to old blues, Waiting for inspiration. Paper, Blank, white – Taunting! Wanting words.