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David Carlson This depends on when in a writing project I sense a block. If it is at the beginning of a project, writer's block seems to be uncertainty on how to be…moreThis depends on when in a writing project I sense a block. If it is at the beginning of a project, writer's block seems to be uncertainty on how to begin. What I try to do in that case is start writing and see what grabs me. If writer's block comes in the middle of a writing project, that seems to be an indicator that what I've written just before has lost energy. I go back a scene or two and see if there is a better way to proceed. (less)
David Carlson I write both fiction and non-fiction. My non-fiction books are interview-based and deal with advances in interfaith dialogue. The best thing about tho…moreI write both fiction and non-fiction. My non-fiction books are interview-based and deal with advances in interfaith dialogue. The best thing about those books is listening to the amazing insights of my interview subjects and letting their answers, in turn, interview me.
The best part of writing a mystery series is letting my characters surprise me. They seem so much wiser than me. (less)
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Are You a Writing Athlete: Part 2

ARE YOU A WRITING ATHLETE? (These first blogs in the series pertain more to writing fiction. Non-fiction writing projects will be the focus of later blogs)
Part Two: BEGINNING TO SHAPE THE CLAY
In the first blog in this series, we compared writing to running a marathon with hurdles. Writing is like a marathon in that finishing a project takes time, patience, and perseverance. As is true of a marat Read more of this blog post »
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“Noted American Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann maintained that God desires that we approach all aspects of life sacramentally. That is, there is nothing that God created that is inherently secular. The destiny of everything in this world is achieved when we recognize its capacity to connect us mystically with God.”
David Carlson, Peace Be with You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World

“I thought, too, of Thomas Merton's description of hell, where 'no one has anything in common with anybody else except the fact that they all hate one another and cannot get away from one another and themselves.”
David Carlson, Peace Be with You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World

“There was no way to get around the fact that Jesus makes a very unnatural demand on His followers. He asks us to remain forever turned toward the Other, to seeing my worst enemy as my neighbor.”
David Carlson, Peace Be with You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World

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