I’m looking out my window, searching for ideas…
Here’s to JOY in reading, writing, and frolicking in the universe.
Words are flowing out like
Endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
Are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me. (lyrics by the Beatles)
Cripes, I need to create a
Ripe and fully-formed character who
Even burps on the page, or who eats
An apple with its core, or who
Talks in half sentences, like a brother-
In-law, or another relative the reader
Vividly connects with so the pages are
Inhaled, enjoyed, so engrossing
That the story is passed to
You and you and you.
“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the
wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful.
What you’ll discover is yourself.
The Six Golden Rules of Writing:
“Read, read, read and write, write, write.” -
(Novelist Ernest Gaines)