Month: October 2019

Sometimes It’s Not About The Words

Sometimes it’s not about the words, it’s about the music, underlying the words. About the melody flowing through the prose, from beginning to end. Nature provides an underlying melody, a frequency at which all animate and inanimate creations vibrate. Simultaneously exclusive to the individual creation, and inclusive harmonically with all other creations in nature. Writers […]

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Return To Sender

Every writer has days where nothing seems to go right. Ideas won’t come, words don’t get written, story-telling gets put-off, for whatever kinds of justification (it’s a rainy day; the relatives are coming; the cats need food, etc.). Mental chaos, in other words. Maybe it’s because you’re over “stuffed.” You already have way too much […]

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Muscle Memory

The process is commonly known in the sports world as “muscle memory.” A phenomenon not limited to athletes, writers engage in very similar practices in order to excel at their craft. Storytelling, whether faction or fiction, uses the same principles. Training through exercising—writing—testing, adjusting, and exercising—rewriting—again. Top athletes train for long hours in a concerted […]

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