The Aim of a Story

ALL writers must create what John Gardner termed the ‘uninterrupted fictional dream’.What does this mean?When you pen a story you must aim to ensnare the reader in a waking dream so evocative that the reader cannot even break their gaze for a single...
From Wiesenthal to Gaza

From Wiesenthal to Gaza

Well into his old age, a man continued his quest for justice against those who had committed war crimes. That man was Simon Wiesenthal, a famed Nazi Hunter who caught Eichman and many other mass murderers… In many ways, his untiring soul remains a beacon for...

What Do All Writers Have in Common?

There’s one thing, one thing alone all writers have in common.It comes before a writer becomes…a writer. And it follows ever after.It is a sort of being.And in this being and fulfillment and song and motion the parameters are set for all the things that a...

The W Spot

I am a firm believer that Writer’s Block doesn’t exist. Or rather, I choose to believe it doesn’t. However, that’s only partially true: it’s true for me, but it might not be for you. Like many things, it’s all about your state of...

The Ear vs The Eye

There is something the ear can discern that the eye cannot. It is rarely mentioned, but it is there like a speck of dust in the corner of your eye…yes, there it is…it is an edge, in fact it is THE edge the ear has over the eye. It is rhythm.One of the best...