How writing changes the way you read

I have been a voracious reader since I accidentally learned to read at age three. Something about that experience also resulted in my being a natural speed reader, something I can take no credit for. As a result I have read thousands of books. I even spent a year of my life working in Scrantom’s […]

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Word Counts and Writing

I’m working on a novel. I’ve written for a living for many years now- but not fiction, other than few weak attempts years ago. But this time is different, in part because I am following advice I heard long ago that never registered. The gist of it is write everyday, don’t worry too much about […]

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Boredom and meditation

I’ve been rereading Ani Tenzin Palmo’s Reflections On A Mountain Lake, my favorite example of contemporary Buddhist thinking. Tenzin Palmo went to India from England at age 19 in the early sixties after discovering Buddhism, in particular Tibetan Buddhism, which she immediately intuited was her way. She found a teacher, spent several years in India […]

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Going to the Idea Store

Last night I mentioned to a friend’s wife that I was writing a novel. Why I did this is a very good question but another rant. She asked me where I get my ideas. I was completely at a loss for words. I mumbled something like ‘I don’t know’ and tried to change the subject. […]

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