Leading the Witness.

     When I ask myself why I never finish anything- my mind will assume that this question is valid and that the statement is true and I will supply all kinds of evidence and end up concluding that I shouldn't even bother writing.  I call this particular kind of self-questioning leading the witness.  It's like … Continue reading Leading the Witness.


If we had to say what writing is, we would have to define it essentially as an act of courage. —Cynthia Ozick I do believe that writing is an act of courage. Courage to keep going when life is in chaos-- courage to keep going when your are tired and drained and empty, when you … Continue reading ART AND COURAGE

Cultivating the Creative Habit

"The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more." Twyla Tharp THE CREATIVE HABIT I agree with Twyla Tharp. I think art for some of us has to be a kind of determined, intentional creative habit that we submit to willingly. I think habit is … Continue reading Cultivating the Creative Habit

Catching stories-ideas are everywhere right?

I find stories everywhere and I grab em when nobody's looking. Sometimes the stories are attached to people I pass on the street. I take the stories home and make them my own. Yesterday I saw a story in a red hat and fishnet hose running down the street waving for a taxi. I wasn't … Continue reading Catching stories-ideas are everywhere right?