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Quotable Melville

  Herman Melville, on the Sisyphean task of novel writing: “….God keep me from ever completing anything. This whole book is but a draught- nay, but a draught of a draught. Oh, Time, Strength, Cash and Patience!” – Melville, Moby … Continue reading

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Finding Writing Happiness by Parsing the Hell Out of the Definition of Success.

There have been various times in the past when I thought that writing was making me unhappy. During these episodes, just thinking about writing could leave me bitter, frustrated, and angry. I would suffer flares of jealousy, and regret along … Continue reading

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The Vanities II: Writing Jealousy

Having already blogged a bit about one of my creative vanities, I now hope to tackle another, namely: writing jealousy. It’s something that I rarely ‘fess up to, but it’s a deep-down emotion that’s been haunting me for years. Whenever, … Continue reading

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BloodWise on WattPad

I recently stumbled onto Wattpad via a short article placed in Amazon’s CreateSpace. Wattpad is a fairly clever idea. Basically, it’s social app for writers, where you can post one chapter of any book project at a time. These chapters … Continue reading

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snippets: the internalized dialogue of clumsy, weird, yet unavoidable anger

When I am reading, I am often on the lookout for flourishes, devices, or just ways of writing that work very well. Currently, I’m reading Swamplandia! By Karen Russell, and I was pretty excited to run across a short passage … Continue reading

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