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Cry Havoc! And Let Slip Your Inner Chuck Norris!

One of my favorite books about the creative process is A Kick in the Seat of the Pants by Roger Von Oech. In it, he advocates a kind of multiple personality approach to creativity. Four personalities, to be precise: The … Continue reading

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Writing an American Classic, One Rejection Letter at a Time, or, ‘We’re just Knopf that into you’

“…this is a badly misdirected talent and … this huge sprawling and inconclusive novel would probably have small sales and sardonic indignant reviews from every side.”  — Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. publishing house’s rejection letter of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, an … Continue reading

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The Other “F” Bomb, or, Seeking Enlightenment in a Karaoke Bar

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by  sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who knows … Continue reading

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