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G.L. Morrison The hours? The excuse to stay up all night because "I'm working". Shhhing people when you're thinking/writing. Words! Having an animated intimate…moreThe hours? The excuse to stay up all night because "I'm working". Shhhing people when you're thinking/writing. Words! Having an animated intimate relationship with words. Sexy words, argumentative words, consoling words, silly words. Job evolution. Writing changes (writing changes you!) you can swap genres, be different personas, write children's books or plays or t-shirt slogans.

The VERY best thing about writing is readers. Readers who say your writing touched, helped, influenced, inspired them or changed their minds.

It's like an olympic torch rally. You take something important to you and pass it on. But imagine instead you are at the center of a circle and dozens of people light their torch off the one you started. Then they all run in different directions, lighting other torches as they go. Suddenly the world is lit up in places you could never have imagined; illuminated by a blaze you started. It's mind-boggling. (less)
G.L. Morrison Suffer. Horrendously suffer. Although to be fair to my writer's blocks (of which I have many) they are usually not "can't write" as much as "can't…moreSuffer. Horrendously suffer. Although to be fair to my writer's blocks (of which I have many) they are usually not "can't write" as much as "can't write about that". I would say that writer's block for me is most often a subconscious protest. My brain says "but I had a really good idea about ____ and you want to go back to that novel I've reread so much I hate it. Ack why do you make writing such hard work?!"

So perhaps like me, you don't have writer's block. Perhaps you have writer's STRIKE. Maybe you need to sit down at the negotiating table with your creative side. Be prepared to listen.(less)
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Event: 2/26/19 Poetry Reading Vancouver Washington

Chiaroscuro Kisseshttps://stores.barnesandnoble.com/eve...

I would like to thank Vancouver Poetry Group organizers (and the staff of Barnes & Noble where they meet) for inviting me to be the featured reader at their monthly reading series.

Copies of Chiaroscuro Kisses will be available for sale at Barnes & Noble. Autographs are optional.

Reminder to my poet friends: The reading is follow... Read more of this blog post »
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