13 Rules for Writing: Rule #1

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13 Rules for Writing _________________________________ ONE Write in a bathrobe. Or underwear. Or naked. Or whatever you put on when no one’s around. _________________________________ I wanted to write in cafes.  JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter in a cafe.  There must be something magical about such a place. Maybe it’s the coffee fumes.  Maybe it’s the… Read more »

Web Fiction Festival!

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August 14-27 Here You are cordially invited to the first ever Cheap Ass Fiction online Web Fiction Festival where seven writers will highlight their work and share their insights with: Guest Posts Excepts Interviews 2 weeks 7 writers 2 days each 1 festival Hope to see you there… here! August 14-27 Here You are cordially… Read more »

Art, Writing, and the Meaning of Life (Part II)

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There’s a rift between creator and consumer.  Artist and observer.  Writer and reader. And it might be irreparable. In Part I, I talked about how looking for meaning can destroy the experience of a work of art.  As Gandalf says, “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path… Read more »

Art, Writing, and the Meaning of Life (Part I)

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“I don’t get it.” It’s the mantra of the week here.  The gallery on campus had an opening and it was the place to be–mostly for the free wine and cheese, but looking at the pictures helped us blend in.  Unfortunately, my friends don’t get modern art.  And this was the modernest. Today I wanted… Read more »