Category Archives: Writing and loneliness

A few interesting ideas about writing and the writer

Have you seen the new film “The Lady in the Van” yet? It offers some interesting insights into the life of the writer as the author, Alan Bennett, tries to decide what he thinks of this crazy old lady who … Continue reading

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Should you be a writer?

If you’d like some encouragement for being yourself and doing what you do best, go check out this 60 Minutes interview with Dave Grohl of the rock band the Foo Fighters… I received lots of what I needed to continue … Continue reading

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The ‘Why We Write’ Blog Tour!

I just joined a great group of midlife writers in this tour.  All of them have something to say about the need to write and blog…

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Who reads books anymore?

According to an excellent opinion piece in the New York Times today, not very many of us!  However, this article does confirm my belief that short, pithy books are best to write and market these days… like mine!

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Are writers more prone to mental illness?

How about suicide?  The short answer is YES! Check out this interesting article from the Atlantic Magazine.  

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Writing and being disagreeable…

I am presently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s thought-provoking new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.  There are a number of interesting points in this book, but one section in particular struck me as true. Go read … Continue reading

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Blogging and Promotion

I have found one of the BEST ways to become a writer is to start your own blog.  Blogging freed my writing soul and allowed me to find my own writers’ voice.  No more editors telling me to tone it … Continue reading

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