Posts with the Category of: 2008 February


I had the terrific opportunity last night to offer my Soup Kitchen Writing Workshop for CIPA, Colorado Independent Publishing Association, at the TACtile arts center in Tamarac Square.  25 enthusiastic, highly skilled writers, inspired me with the joy of words, writing and expression.  Through the day I will post sections of this workshop.Write early, write often.   […]

Self Doubt

Writer Richard Bausch in OFF THE PAGE: WRITERS TALK ABOUT BEGINNINGS, ENDINGS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN   edited by Carole Burns Quote found in Oprah’s magazine January, 2008 A WRITING LESSON “I don’t teach writing. I teach patience. Toughness. Stubbornness. The willingness to fail. I teach the life. The odd thing is most of the things […]

To Write that Screenplay

Here are Notes on Screenwriting for basic rules of format and story development. Consult one of the classics like David Trottier’s The Screenwriter’s Bible, Rich Richman has a good book on formatting. Also Syd Field’s Screenplay gives essential information on the development of plot points and tension. For story and character development find books by […]

Let’s Hear from You

LET’S HEAR FROM YOU. Here are three ways. 1. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Do you know of upcoming interesting events involving writing? E-mail 1 to 2 sentences about projects you would like to promote with dates and contact or a short summary of your current projects and I will try to include them in upcoming […]

Write TACtile! Thursday pm Feb 28

Anyone who has heard of Tiger Woods knows that he’s considered one of golf’s all time greats.  As phenomenal as the Tiger is, he still works with a variety of professionals on a weekly basis to “up” his game.    So, how good a writer are you?  Truthfully? Who are you working with to “up” your writing […]


Do not depend on encouragement for creative accomplishment.  Perseverance is essential.  However, dump discouragement in any form immediately.  Even EE Cummings got something said.   from ninegallonhat

Honor Your Work

Do other writers or writing workshops sometimes discourage and slow down your own writing process?  This has happened to me more times than is healthy.  Some leaders point out the inadequecies of their clients in a way that is not good for the writing spirit. Here is my conclusion:  We write what we write with the abilities that […]