"Envision the life that you could have if you pursued everything that you wanted with the certainty that whatever it is that you wanted, you would succeed."
Being a good "noticer" comes hand in hand with being a good writer.
What I hope to gain from reading Science Fiction, is a stronger invention muscle. (Is this a thing? )
Sometimes it can be a leisurely activity, but I always find my self underlining, copying passages into my commonplace book, and annotating pages. This is because I read to become. To become more educated, cultured, articulate, understanding, and ultimately, I read to become a better writer. I am not satisfied with reading an exquisite sentence… Continue reading Reading Is Hard Work, As It Should Be.
The idea of sharing my deepest self, the quirky, weird, intensely analytical personality that likes to obsess over obscure topics, with my HS "friends" and 300 other "acquaintances," was terrifying to me.
"I see the spectacle of morning from the hill-top over against my house, from day-break to sun-rise, with emotions which an angel might share. "
When I first heard Ira Glass talk about the "Creative Gap" in this video it changed my world. I remember sharing this video on Facebook because I thought everyone needed to hear it. That was around five years ago. It was a powerful message that sat with me, but it stayed in my deep mind.… Continue reading Closing The Creative Gap: Keep Making Things That Fall Short of Your Standards.