Inspiration #24

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! There is an implied contract between the author and the reader that goes something like this: Give me your time and money, and I'll let you … More Inspiration #24

Inspiration #23

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! It can also happen that the author will kill himself or herself writing. The only book that is worth writing is the one we don’t have … More Inspiration #23

Inspiration #22

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “But how in our busy lives do we get any writing done in the first place? Often, at the moment a student begins to say, ‘But … More Inspiration #22

Inspiration #21

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a hologram—it’s the eagle on your credit card that only seems to … More Inspiration #21

Inspiration #20

Today I want to give inspiration of a different kind. Here in Salt Lake City, we have a massive and beautiful place called Red Butte Gardens. I was up there doing a bit of modeling, taking advantage of a perfect clear day, and afterward, the artist I work for suggested I go walk around and … More Inspiration #20

Inspiration #19

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “I was at a wedding in Taos, New Mexico, talking with a person I knew ten years ago at the Lama Foundation. I remembered that he … More Inspiration #19

Inspiration #18

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “High-school and college teachers of “creative writing” (what other kind is there?) often are too gentle with their students. Their idea is that the students should … More Inspiration #18