THE SOUL MUST SPEAK, AND LONGS TO BE HEARD

AND NOW, FOR MY NEXT ACT...

November 22, 2009

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

My second novel is finished. I mean, well, "finished" meaning the entire story is down on the page, the final sentences are written and doing exactly what they ought'er do, every character has grown, and changed, and reached a certain point in his/her tale, poised to follow the road to new adventures. Now (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…)

IN THE REALM OF DREAMY DREAMS

April 22, 2009

Tags: Dreams, Fiction, Writing, Fiction Writing

So, most folks have seemed to like my humble little book, but one person who really, truly did not like it at all, complained, among other failings, that it had way too many dreams in it. (As Mr. Lincoln said, You cannot please 'em all.) (Mr. Lincoln himself had a quite spectacular precognitive dream/ (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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