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WRITING NOVELS–I LOVE LISTS!


writing, writing novels, writing tips, Mary E. Martin, The Osgoode Trilogy, Conduct in Question, Final Paradox, A Trial of One, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing, The Wondrous Apothecary, making lists, organic, visual arts, visual artists, music, musicians, creating characters, creativity, creative process, themes in fiction, point of view, POV, resources,

    This post is my own list to begin developing the next novel. If you haven’t read the first article Organic story-telling, you can catch it now by clicking the gold arrow to the left. When I started asking questions about writing novels, these are the thoughts I came up with. Getting ideas down […]

ORGANIC STORY-TELLING [How I write a novel]


WRTING NOVELS I’ve decided to write a novel! But how do you do that? Frequent Advice To write a great story, writers are often told to write about what they know. Sometimes they are advised to write out, ahead of time, everything that is going to happen in the story. So, you have to know what’s going […]

Hitchcock’s Predecessors


Anton Chekov, The Lady with the Dog, Eden Phillpotts, Alfred Hitchcock. Drama, London stage plays, romantic comedy, The Farmer’s Wife, Laurence Olivier, pre-talkies, Mary E. Martin, short stories, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Osgoode Trilogy, character development, writing.

WOW! I love it when I stumble upon something old when I thought I was looking for something new–especially when it comes to the movies. Then the old becomes new at least to me.  Film: Fun to wander around the web on a Sunday afternoon. Why not drop in to visit me on my website and […]

Creativity for the Multi-Tasker


Creativity, multi-tasking, Tim Harford, TED Talks, Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci, as above so below, Bubonic plague, poetry, baking bread, Archimedes, The Trilogy of Remembrance

  Ever heard of  slow-motion multi-tasking resulting in creativity? I was intrigued with that idea as presented in a TED talk by Tim Harford. Harford’s essential idea? Highly creative people move among their creative projects to let one influence the other. Because, if you blur the boundaries between your projects, you’ll make it easier to relate one […]

ART and the Meaning of Life


Art, painting, Van Gogh, Mark Rothko, meaning in life, meaning of life, emotion, compassion, eudaimonia, Aristotle, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, artist as prophet, literature, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing,

Let’s talk about art, creativity and— the meaning of life.  Where does that spark of inspiration come from. How does that explosive blast of energy create something new in this world?  But why do we focus only on the artist and pay so little attention to the other party—the viewer. This time, let’s talk about the viewer. […]

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