My husband is not a creative type. He is an engineer; everything he does is precise, rational, pragmatic. I rarely engage him in conversations about books and writing, because we think too differently. I believe in possibility and the power of the imagination, and he believes in only what he can see. Now and then, … Continue reading If No One Reads Your Writing, Are You Still a Writer? (And Other Questions to Keep You Awake at Night)
Writing is, by nature, a solitary endeavor. Inspiration, conception, research and development, and execution are, for the most part, done in a state of introspection. Collaboration, if any, occurs when we finally allow someone to look at what we produced during that time, a period of length which varies for everyone. What may take one … Continue reading Writing With Others
Photo by Aleksei I on Unsplash It is easy and natural to put labels on things. I didn't say it was right, okay? Just natural. Our society categorizes everything: food, devices, books. People. Someone asks, "What do you like to do?" You answer, "I do yoga. I like to hike and kayak and I am training for a … Continue reading If I Were a Book, On What Shelf Would I Belong?