All the credit for this post goes to my friend Bobbi! In the watercolor instruction book “How to Make a Painting” by Irving Shapiro (1985), a respected water-colorist of the 1950’s-90’s, the author discusses his editing decisions to enhance the composition of his subject on a page titled “Translating the Poetry of Patterns.” The topic … Continue reading
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To Artists – Take Risks and Have Passion – Gnaw a Bone!
I was listening to a podcast about memoirs the other day. Somewhere in the dialogue the guest speaker said “…if you’re not taking a risk, then you’re not writing.” It made me think…do readers know when the writer is holding back? Do we always expect an exceptional story-line and exceptional prose to go with it, … Continue reading