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Staying Encouraged

At some point, every writer wonders if his or her stories are important, and if anyone will ever care about them.  .  . I told him writing, like Tai Chi, was internal, not external. It is about feeling and honesty, if something wants to come out, it needs to come out.  One has to set…

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Patience for the Learning Curve

This is the essence of Rembrandt’s advice to Van Hoogstraten: the authentic craft develops naturally from one’s own experience. So, it seems reasonable to suggest that the search should not be for the lost secrets, but for one’s own practice. This is in fact easy, you start making things. At first they might not be…

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If I Had An Extra Hour. . .

Today’s question is – if I had an extra hour in the day, I would: Work on my photography skills Read Clean the house more frequently (it gets way too dirty for my tastes before we clean it again) I would not: Cook more – cooking once or twice a month works just fine for…

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