Waiting

I hate waiting. I need to be patient, but...as the old saying goes: I want patience...NOW! I feel like half the writing game is waiting. Well, maybe a third. I let an idea percolate in my brain and WAIT 'til it's better developed before I write it. Once I've written the crappy first draft, I…

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The City: A Slice of Life

In honor of this fairly bad day, I offer up this little vignette. Enjoy. # The city, in all its infamy, loomed before Cindy, the one, the only, the fabulous...But it mattered no more. Cindy was a has-been, a washed-up star of the moving pictures before they became talking pictures. Where there ought to have…

A Frayed Knot and a Short Story

This is where a joke could possibly be inserted. But this isn't funny. This is serious. I'm serious: my nerves = frayed. You see, one of the sad truths about being a writer is that we take things too lightly and too seriously at the same time--at least, I do. "What is she taking seriously…

The Art of Hearing “No!”

No one likes to hear no...unless they're a masochist. Writers, artists, actors, poets, etc. must hear no way more than the average human being (had to differentiate between us and cats: "NO, TIGGER! Get off the table!") But how to handle no? It feels like rejection. It feels personal, when someone rejects our "children" aka…