Test of Thumbs

There is a test to see how many words a person can type while using only their thumbs. (The world record is 101 words per minute.) Two. Two words per minute. That’s how many I can type. About as fast as carving words in a stone slab in the catacombs. Does hyperbole grace every sentence …

Music Mood

Bob Dylan probably didn’t know this when he was writing music, but listening to music can enhance the writing experience. Many writers claim they can have no distractions in the vicinity when they write. Some admit they start to write the lyrics of the song they’re listening to, so they can’t listen to anything. Others …

If I could eat everything…

If I could eat everything… Would I? Would I eat it all? Would I be the ultimate omnivore? Would you, would he, would she? Pie and cake? Truffles and caviar? Would I devour pebbles, boulders, even mountains? Cats and dogs? Dogs and cats? Cows and sheep and fish and chickens? Whales and dolphins too? Would …

Can You Relate?

You’re a writer. You’re always writing something, whether it’s a list, stream of consciousness prose, a song, a poem, a novel, a screenplay, graffiti on a wall. You love the smell of stationery and stationery stores, paper, pens, printers, and sharpened pencils. Ideas for what to write come in floods. You can’t possibly use all …

Along With A Meal

Feel like a cat trapped inside while a flock of birds has landed in the yard? There’s a whole lot of chasing, and catching, and victory out there. It’s visible, but out of reach. The birds strut around pecking at seeds, unaware that they are so tasty, so tempting. Ha! Birds. They’re not even as brilliant …