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Writing a Book: “Feels Good, Don’t It?”

Writing a Book: “Feels Good, Don’t It?”

“Feels good, don’t it?” He said with a big, beaming smile. He’s the security guard at the front desk of the main Phoenix Public library. I think I’ve walked past him for twenty years or more. On his belt are a walkie-talkie and a mace can...
How Many Words Don’t You Write Each Day?

How Many Words Don’t You Write Each Day?

I must have commented in a discussion LinkedIn a few months ago. I think that’s why I keep getting notices from new responses to a deceptively simple question: “How man (sic) words do you write each day?” For hundreds or even thousands of posts...
Careers: Artists’ Greatest Fear

Careers: Artists’ Greatest Fear

I think a life of destitution as an unknown in service of art isn’t artists’ greatest fear. The greatest fear is to become successful (and famous) for the wrong thing. The thing you didn’t want to become your career. This is the fear of most artists....