Tag Archives: imagination

How Reliable Are They?

Helen Hanson said: “Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.”  Have you seen the movie ‘The Muse’ directed by Albert Brooks, and starring Albert Brooks and Sharon Stone? It … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Grass Is Not Green

Strange how when we are living what we call a normal life and are satisfied or happy with what we own or have, we never question why. We assume it is how things are or must be in life. We … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Imagination

The best thing about reading a good story or a novel for me is when I am able to imagine the characters involved in the story, give them a face and appearance and a voice as I see them in … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Craze Behind Fifty Shades Of Grey

I read an interesting article the other day in The Atlantic Wire, ‘The Alleged Sexiness of 50 Shades of Grey’ by Jen Doll, reviewing and criticizing the book which as you all probably know is at the top of the … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Real Writer Will

Lately every time I sign in to my LinkedIn account I am confronted with the following advertisement: “Get a masters degree in creative writing within one year. Register for our online courses.” The internet, newspapers and magazines are full of … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Pillow And The Baseball Bat

I love the classics. I read most of them decades ago. But I don’t think I can read those same books again with the same enthusiasm and eagerness I had for them years ago. And the reason is not because … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Less Is More

In my article yesterday, I spoke about sex scenes in fiction, and how what was once taboo is now being accepted with such grandiose openness, with books like ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, aka ‘mommy porn’ as referred to by the … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Whatever Happened To Less Is More

The other day my friend’s fifteen year old daughter asked me if I have read ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’. When I said no, she went on to wonder whether it is like the Harlequin books or erotica, or porn. I … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Are You A Fan Too

In one of my books on writing, I read that many people go through quotes from famous authors, and read interview after interview with successful writers in the hope that the success will somehow rub off on them, that they … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Set The Ripples Of Imagination

“I believe that any short story can become a novel, and any novel can be converted into a short story or into a poem.” Joyce Carol Oates A short story is not the same as a novel, and the two … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments