I don't know if it will ever dawn on us we are whether we are either genuine writers, authors and/or poets. Maybe, it will, maybe not. I don't know about you, but it is finally sinking in after decades and decades that I must have somehow become a real writer. I write about all kinds… Continue reading When do you know you actually are a ‘real’ writer, author and/or poet?
Henry David Thoreau influenced me. How? It happened when I was a young teen. Thinking back nearly fifty years, I think I identified strongly with his essay 'Civil Disobedience' (as I was skeptical about nearly everything, especially the American government) in those troubled times of social upheaval. I was an impressionable angry adolescent in the 1960's; a time full of civil discontent, protesting and questioning events… Continue reading Henry David Thoreau influenced me
Why do I write poems? I began writing poetry at a young age shortly after I began reading poems of Edgar Allan Poe and Henry David Thoreau. I give tribute to great poets such as these, including Charles Bukowski. I thank them for my inspiration. Writing in general and especially specific, poetry is my creative outlet. It makes me feel better… Continue reading Madness of Poetry
I don't think I told you this. I mean, about my authorial intentionality a couple years back. It was when I was writing my Novel, 'Meet Duff!' I had heard before not to pay attention to the critics. that was some great advice I picked up from some of the greatest authors I look up… Continue reading Authorial Intentionality
What is Poetry? You know, I never really analyzed it officially, like this. Although, I always did think it carried deeper meaning than everyday experiences. But, that isn't true, because poetry speaks about everything within bounds and without. I never thought I would be moved to write so much of it as I do now.… Continue reading What is Poetry?
Have you wondered the easiest way how to publish a book? I know from my own experience it's easier to self publish a book than it used to be. But, these days you can sign up as an author at Amazon and Barnes and Nobel and upload your manuscript and start selling it online. On… Continue reading How to Publish a Book
You might like New Novelist book writing software, if you need a helping hand writing a book of poetry or novel. You can get by with Microsoft Word, but within the new novelist software, you can add as many chapters as you want and keep notes for characters and your references used. For me, it's simpler… Continue reading Book Writing Software
How to copyright that book of poetry or novel of yours isn't as hard as it used to be. If I can do it, anyone can. The hardest part is writing, organizing and piecing your book of poetry or novel together to make it coherent. That takes some time. All you need is Microsoft Word to… Continue reading How to Copyright
Wondering how to write a book? How it happens for me is, subtle messages pop out from nowhere while watching scientific documentaries on YouTube, throwing a tennis ball to my beloved dog Bubba, exercising in my dusty garage, to a fluttering cooing Dove flapping down on my cracked block wall in the backyard (Remember, I told you about the Doves?)… Continue reading How to Write a Book
Journey into one man oblivion no more honest than it need be the open book closes and when it opened again lo and behold it found a true friend all night long So, you figured it out did ya? it was you all along, wasn't it! you were the one who finally decided to break out of the… Continue reading One Man Oblivion