THE SOUL MUST SPEAK, AND LONGS TO BE HEARD

THE URGE TO PUBLISH TERRORIZES YOU

May 31, 2009

Tags: writing, fiction, fiction writing, dreams, life after death, immortality

Years back, when I lived in Seattle, a certain graffito adorned buildings around town: "The urge to buy terrorizes you." Being a non-consuming sort, the urge to buy in fact did not terrorize me. However, the phrase stuck in my head, much as had a graffito in large white letters painted on the bricks (more…)

Anti-Chronology, sez the Book, Is Where It's At

May 22, 2009

Tags: Writing, Fiction, Writing Fiction, Dreams, Muse, Immortality

I do believe that if you listen, over how ever long it takes, a book will tell you what it wants to be. In this case, Where the Lake Becomes the River was determined to be non-chronological. It took the shape it wanted to take.

The book starts in a "present" wherein the heroine, Parrish, (more…)

THE FIRST AND FINEST REJECTION

May 10, 2009

Tags: Writing, fction, writing fiction, dreams, immortality

My first rejection was from The New Yorker, when I was fourteen. I sent them a poem, that had something to do with a storm and the exhileration thereof. After some time, they sent back a heavy, cream-colored half-sheet with a black logo across the top: the Manhattan skyline, and a gentleman with top (more…)
I wondered, Why are so many of us compelled to write?...and the Muse, riding shotgun, replied, "The soul must speak, and longs to be heard."

The Muse and the musician

The Soul Dreams, Listening to Her Muse

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