Life has a way of filling its vessel with substance whether we’re wishing it a fair wind or setting its rigging to survive the tumble of its seas. Continue reading
Those who forget the past are bound to relive it, a saying goes. Which means in a nutshell: know your history. And this sentiment I feel, is most productive launching into a creative new year. Continue reading
Months have flown since I’ve last graced this blog but method lay in the absence. And that means a lot of subject matter we can now talk about on things creative and writing. Continue reading
When seeking creative inspiration it’s natural to get hooked by what’s posited. The picture ahead, the box in our direct vision, the panorama just beckoning at the horizon: all within the beauty that’s reflected and overt.
But it’s easy to forget, there’s a whole other story-world out there too.
It sits outside.
Is it possible to write poetry with music? Not lyrics … but full-blown words in the guise of clefs, lines, notes, and rests rather than letters? Continue reading
The original saying that goes, “I never argue with a man who buys his ink by the barrel”, has never really had its proper attribution. Continue reading
For me, the process of conceptualization when writing is like a stream of consciousness exercise but in my case, it’s more a stream of strategy: the piecing together of myriad ideas across a broad spectrum of events and genres.
I read an article some time ago (I can’t remember by whom) that said all writers are “loners”. The premise of course, was part truth—part sarcasm. Continue reading
In between major projects the creative bug really bites. I’ve always been one to feel the thirst for the inner workings of society and why world history transpired as it did.
Then there’s an overall longing to learn different ways of being innovative, all with a segue into writing. Continue reading
When taking a picture, zoom it out.