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Category: My writer’s manifesto

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Alchemy

It’s not the artist that makes the art. It’s the art that makes the artist. The art tests us. The art shapes us. The art leads us. We think we create the art– but it’s the art that creates us. This is what is important. This is what we must learn. This is what we must remember. It’s the daily […]

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Keeping the promise.

“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet” –FRANZ KAFKA Here are my writing goals for the next five […]

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Happy New Year

So far the new year is having a bit of a hard time getting itself off the ground in my world. I am still tying up loose ends and processing 2011. It was a pretty intense and amazing also difficult year. I will announce my new years celebration when it finally rolls around. I do have a word for the […]

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My writer’s process

Sometimes writers will talk about process. They will describe their process very specifically sometimes. Here are some random things I have heard writers say: “I always create an outline” “I never create an outline” “I write the last scene first I have to know where I am going” “I never know where I am going, I just start writing and […]