Brooklyn, NY--We live in troubling times. The norms of society have been upended. Facts and truth are under assault and those who attempt to keep us rooted in realty are branded enemies of the people, with the information that they unearth deemed as "fake news." However, the voices of society will never truly be silenced. There… Continue reading From the Desk
The Beat Goes On
I know it has been a very long time since I posted to my blog. My mind is like a sieve these days. Between teaching and trying to write and trying to remain up to speed on social media, I have neglected this small part of my world. Well, I have been writing, quietly and… Continue reading The Beat Goes On
Yesterday I was only what I would become Now I am more than I expected Tomorrow I will be greater . . . still --D. Hill 4/23/15 The world kept distracting me From where I needed to go Kept me from arriving at the place I needed to be But then I looked up and… Continue reading MY MUSINGS
What Am I Saying?
I can't tell you how often I think, "have I run out of things to say?" I guess the wider question is "have I run out of things to say that people would be interested in?" Tough question. I have no answer. As a writer, at least for me, I am always questioning my value,… Continue reading What Am I Saying?
Beyond the Book
As a writer, you spend hours, days, weeks and months researching, writing, plotting and planning. You have an idea for a novel that you want to share with readers. You put your heart and soul into it. Often you sacrifice time with family and friends and time for yourself. Finally one day you write, “the… Continue reading Beyond the Book
Does Reading Make U A Better Writer?
I recently devoured three books in the past couple of weeks. To voracious readers this may sound like "so what." But for me, as a writer, finding the time to read is like taking a mini-vacation. And I need to make the most of my time. As a result I have more books in my… Continue reading Does Reading Make U A Better Writer?
When Writing Stops Being Fun …
When I first started writing back in the early 90's (ouch that sounds so looooong ago), I was totally fascinated by the process, of seeing my ideas unfold on the page, of breathing life into inanimate folks. Over time, when contracts and deadlines continued to loom in front of me, that spontaneity and zest for… Continue reading When Writing Stops Being Fun …