Dropping Your Pants in Public

A friend once said to me ’Creating art is like dropping your pants in public. If you aren’t brave enough to do that, you should do something else.’ He was talking about making music, though the idea applies to writing. In writing fiction your real personality ‘leaks through.’ Writers reveal themselves in their work. When…

 

Inspiration versus Perspiration

When someone asks me what I do I mumble that I’m a writer. Sometimes the next question is the brain twisting ‘So have you written anything I’ve read?’ But the most common question is ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ My answer is ‘Out of my head.’ But finding ideas when they don’t make a…

 
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