writing

Steal This Quote: Cyril Connolly

By |March 29th, 2020|

Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.
— Cyril Connolly, British writer, critic and editor of literary magazine Horizon

Blogging In The Time Of Corona

By |March 16th, 2020|

Blogging in the time of Corona seems a bit absurd, does it not? Well, add that to the reality that this week will mark my 43rd trip around the sun, and the world comes across as even more borderline surreal to me. I guess it’s […]

Steal This Quote: Toni Cade Bambara

By |March 1st, 2020|

The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.
— Toni Cade Bambara, American author, activist, and documentary filmmaker

Don’t Be That Guy: Dana Schwartz Tackles Literary Hubris With Humor & NFG

By |February 17th, 2020|

We’re a month-and-a-half into the new year, and I’ve been busy as ever. Not so busy as to not partake in the arts and culture scene that I adore. Just too busy to sit behind a computer and tell you all about it. With that […]

Steal This Quote: Mark Twain

By |January 27th, 2020|

Anybody can have ideas — the difficulty is to express them without
squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.
— Mark Twain, American author, humorist, publisher and lecturer*
 
* H/T: To Iris Smyles for introducing me to this […]

Steal This Quote: Albert Camus Redux

By |December 29th, 2019|

Through the years, what I have always found at the heart of my sensibility is the refusal to disappear from this world,
from its joys, its pleasures, its sufferings, and this refusal has made an artist of me.
— Albert Camus, Algerian-born French author, philosopher and activist

Now That’s How You Do A Book Launch: Bohemian Manifesto Redux

By |May 6th, 2019|

I’ve never been one for crowds, cliques or entourages. Subsequently, I’ve never really been a part of a team that wasn’t a requirement for a school project, work assignment, community-organized event, or gym class. Being a part of a group or associated with a label, […]

Consider This Quote: William Sydney Porter

By |March 18th, 2019|

I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing.
Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself.
There is no Rule 2.
— William Sydney Porter (aka O. Henry), American short story writer, speaking of the storytelling genre he mastered like no other 

Here’s What Happened – 2018 Edition

By |December 10th, 2018|

It’s that time of year when many of us are prone to look back on the past 12 months and hope that what we set out to do was somehow, against all odds, accomplished. It’s also that time of year when many of us set […]

Lotus Moment: Next Nanowrimo

By |November 26th, 2018|

Why This Is Awesome: Last year, I considered the possibility of participating in the month-long writing challenge and exercise I’ve heard about for years called NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo (more easily read as Nanowrimo) stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s goal […]