Writing for Purpose

Why write? There’s always a reason or purpose to scribble on a piece of paper. Over the years, my writing has been associated with work– business reports, letters and correspondence, case studies and academic research. I never considered my words and sentences as “real” writing. Indeed, many consider writing to be in the form and…

Writing Blocks

“I love writing but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, “You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, giftless. I’m not your agent and I’m not your mommy. I’m a white piece of paper, you wanna dance with me?” And I really,…

Reading and Writing

“In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing.” Will Rogers The turn of a phrase, a specific word, a striking first sentence or a surprise ending – those are the moments when reading becomes remarkable. I still get…

Writing Rules

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” William Shakespeare I try to imagine William Shakespeare reading a book on the rules of writing.  Rules create a comfort zone, even for those magnificent free spirits who feel constrained by…

The Write Approach

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” Anais Nin One of the maxims of promotion is to identify a target market so that you can construct a marketing program that has a realistic probability…

Writing the Words

“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” Steven Wright As we enter a new year of blogging, I am reminded that we are recording our personal narratives in whatever way gives meaning to the timeframe we inhabit.  The act of writing is a creative process that forges the strength from past experience and acquired…