Clarissa, Inner Wolves and Digging for the Roots

This morning, I am in search of rich language, like loamy, nutrient laden, black and vibrant soil where I can dig my hands down deep and find the root of the story. Like a dear friend who needs no invitation; moving easily to my cupboards for cup and spoon and pouring from my coffee pot; …

Marvin Gaye Schools the Writer…

http://youtu.be/87FjkqtK67o Last night, I stumbled onto this video of Marvin Gaye singing the vocal track for “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”. I’ve been madly in love with this song since it first hit the radio in the autumn of my freshman year in high school. Now that I’ve heard it this particular way, I’m …

What Does It Take to be a Writer?

The other day, I stumbled onto an old post on a writing website. The author had asked readers what they thought it took to be a successful writer. Good soldiers said it took discipline. Several said it required patience. One guy even said it took, "patients." Perhaps he was a medical writer. A few pointed …