Why I write. (My reply to Jeff Goins)

A reply to Jeff Goins, here: http://goinswriter.com/why-i-write/ I write… Because I only know what I think when I write, and I only know what I feel after I’ve written, mused, and write more. I’m closer to what makes me, me. And what I want to say, to assert that. To clarify, for…

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On being lonely.

From the Coin Phrases archive. First here: 7/July/2013.   I want to write but I don’t want to be lonely. I get lonely.   When I have poured myself out onto the page or work in isolation, I look up in a haze for interaction to fill up.   Some…

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Snippets from my play (1)

These are a couple of snippets that were taken out of the play I am writing “Life, Death and Journalism”. It’s in the second-third draft stage and needs work. Jack is a journalist encouraged to resign by his editor after his own existential crisis on the point of journalism, and…

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Creator-critic dog-fight. With added unemployment!

SCENE: ABOUT TO WRITE A POST VOICES PIPE UP IN MY HEAD. Critic:                     Oh, hey dawg. What you up to? Creator:               Writing. Critic:                     You’re what? Writing what, exactly? Creator:               Some things for my blog. Not sure yet, my thoughts and that. Critic:                     So, let me get this straight. You’re…

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Poem: Triple Dip

Triple Dip A writer’s tale of the recessions   At the first dip my editor wanted me to move faster. With no time to love or study, I flew across the world in a hurry. But my work life flashed before my eyes when I was first at the scene…

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