Writing ~ The Audience

Alfred North Whitehead wrote: “A writer really writes for an audience of about ten persons. Of course, if others like it, that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied, he is content.” I have my group of ten people who like what I write. That’s good. However, I wrote How to Crochet DuringContinue reading “Writing ~ The Audience”

Writing ~ Advice I Actually Use

“I don’t praise plots as accurate representations of life, but as ways to keep readers reading. When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away – even if it’s only a glass of water.” Kurt Vonnegut “This is the secret of good story telling:Continue reading “Writing ~ Advice I Actually Use”

Storytelling: Chicken Soup to Gun Porn

“This is the secret of good storytelling: to lie, but to keep the arithmetic straight.” Kurt Vonnegut A dear friend of mine has Alzheimer’s Disease. He has lost the capacity to tell stories, so I tell stories for him. Here is a Map of the Journey we took today. Chicken Soup to Gun Porn ColdContinue reading “Storytelling: Chicken Soup to Gun Porn”