On Knowing There Could Be Better Work Down the Line

"Hemingway Never Did This" by Charles Bukowski I read that he lost a suitcase full of manuscripts on a train and that they never were recovered. I can't match the agony of this but the other night I wrote a 3-page poem upon this computer and through my lack of diligence and practice and by … Continue reading On Knowing There Could Be Better Work Down the Line

Practice, Memory, and Song: Invoking the Muses

I'm always curious how the creative process unfolds for other writers. For me it goes like this, and I'm speaking now of when inspiration moves over me, not when I'm staring at a blinking cursor. Though it doesn't happen often enough, there are times when I think I'll come out of my skin if I don't get the … Continue reading Practice, Memory, and Song: Invoking the Muses