Photo Credit: Blackboard message “Words have power”, uploaded 3 months ago: geralt/Pixabay/CC0 1.0 “Triteness is far more dangerous than richness [in language], for it is the use of a dead word.” (Nin, Ch. 3, location 1758; emphasis original) To some degree, all writers are obsessed with words. It’s one reason we become writers. They way … Continue reading Language Obsession
Photo Credit: A Dream Of A Girl Before A Sunrise, Karl Briullov, 1830-1833, watercolor, from Pushkin Museum: Mattes/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (PD Old 100) Photo Credit: The Nightmare, Johann Heinrich Fussli, 1781, oil on canvas, from Detroit Institute Of Art: Hohum/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 2.0 “[D]reams – those flimsy, evasive, unreliable, vague, and uncertain fantasies.” … Continue reading The Dream Tapestry
Photo Credit: Cover for James Thurber’s story “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”, Penguin UK, 2013: manhhal/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 “Every person who is really an artist desires to create inside of himself another, deeper, more interesting life than the one that actually surrounds him.” – (Stanislavsky, Ch. 3, location 678) Psychological reality, as I write … Continue reading Into The World But Not Of The World
This week, I was a guest blog poster for writer D. L. Diener’s blog, Lit I Love. D. L. invited writers to blog about the book that most influenced them and I wrote about Anais Nin’s Under A Glass Bell. You can take a look at it here. Thank you to D.L. for the opportunity!