Posts Tagged: writing

Interview with Sam White by Paul Dorset

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Excerpt: Paul: If someone had the power to step into your creative mind what would they see? Samuel: A fire drill at the state mental hospital. Besides working a full-time job, I write novels and a newspaper column as well as a bi-weekly comic strip for another newspaper and I just finished a series of… Read more »

Call From Somewhere

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There used to be a school of thought that hated fiction. Maybe it still exists. It was considered unseemly for people—especially young ladies—to spend their time reading things that were, well, made up. Even Jerry Seinfeld has been known to do a routine about the difference between the non-fiction and fiction sections in a book… Read more »

Writing Walden

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I’ve been reading “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau for quite a while. It’s not that I’m a slow reader, but it’s the kind of thing I like to just read a chapter at a time. As I think about that chapter, I’ll read other things. It’s very interesting and I’ve found many quotable quotes withal,… Read more »

Filling in the Chart

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One of the most frustrating things for me as a writer is when I have the idea in my head but just can’t get it to paper (or PC, as the case may be). Right now, it’s because the idea I have is too big. I’m not saying that to brag, I’m just saying that… Read more »

New Title for “Psalm 88″

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After much thought, I have finally come up with a new (and hopefully better) title for the novel that used to be named “Psalm 88″: “Long Road to a Second Chance”. Why the change? I liked the original title, and it does have a lot to do with the book itself, but it kept confusing… Read more »

The Cliffhanger is Unhung!

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For those of you have read “Some of the Time” and felt like the cliffhanger ending left you a little too, well, hanging … you’ll be happy to know I just finished the next book in the Edward & Marianne saga! I am really excited about this novel. I’m not going to let any cats… Read more »

Not So Much an Art or a Craft but a Passion

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The thing about writing is that there are a thousand books about how to do it, a millions seminars, and hyperbole out the wazoo … and they’re all wrong. And they’re all right. “Write for your audience” is good advice, unless you don’t know who your audience is. Maybe it’s left-handed Capricorns who dig baseball… Read more »

Re-Writing

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I hate starting over, but I do it anyway. In this instance, I had several thousand words written on the third story in the Edward and Marianne saga. But it was going hard. Real hard. Every word was like pulling teeth. But then I started fiddling with another way to tell it. Another perspective, a… Read more »

Writing Getaway

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I love the mountains and, therefore, I have this daydream in my mind where I go to a mountain cabin for a couple weeks and do nothing but write. This is, of course, a terrible idea. If I ever tried, I know I’d end up just like the time Rob tried it on “The Dick… Read more »