Writers Journeys

Photo Credit: Journey, fan art for video game Journey by That Gaming Company by Jem Yoshioka, taken on July 29, 2012: Jem Yoshioka/Flickr/CC BY SA 2.0 Every writer has a story about their journey to writerdom. I believe writers are not born but self-made. They choose to follow a dream that seems a little esoteric … Continue reading Writers Journeys

Ideas

Photo Credit: Cover of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, taken on October 13, 2015 by Wesley Fryer: Wesley Fryer/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 “One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.” – Victor Hugo One of the million dollar questions writers always get asked is, “Where do you … Continue reading Ideas

Denying Categories

Photo Credit: Newly molted shell of spiny lobster at point of molting. Like the lobster, writers must shed the shell of convention for a new one in order to grow creatively. From D. R. Crawford and W. J. J. De Smidt, 1923, Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University of Washington: BMacZeroBot/Wikimedia Commons/BD UWash FMIB “Creativity … Continue reading Denying Categories

Poetic License

Photo Credit: Truman Capote in 1980 a few years before his death, when all of his society friends had forsaken him for his poetic license in Answered Prayers. Photo taken by Jack Mitchell, 1980: Nesnad/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 4.0 “‘The artist is a dangerous person because he’s out of control… He’s controlled only by his art.’” (Truman … Continue reading Poetic License

Artistic Statements

  Photo Credit: Suffragette procession, 1911, uploaded November 10, 205 by LSE Library: LSE Library/Flickr/No known copyright restrictions Photo Credit: An environmental protest painting. The painting takes the famous picture of Grant Wood’s American Gothic (symbolic of the rural farmer) and gives it a background of the giant gas companies abuse of the environment to … Continue reading Artistic Statements