- Book Release Event – June 3 in San Francisco
- Enjoy accounts of the agony of the blocked writer? Read Geoff Dyer’s ‘Out of Sheer Rage”
- Starting up again, after a long writing drought
- Rip Van Winkle Writing Habits: How long does it take to change them?
- Sean Connery finds his long-lost writing mojo in “Finding Forrester”
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Author Archives: David Arnot Rasch
Jason Cirimele and I will be presenting our illustrated collection of flash fiction, Short Hot Flashes, at Mission: Comics and Art, 7 – 9 pm, Wednesday, June 3, 3520 20th St, San Francisco, CA (415) 695-1545 The event will include readings … Continue reading
Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence was originally intended to be an academic study of D.H. Lawrence, or maybe a novel…or something. It turned out to be “or something” – a darkly hilarious and agonizing first-person account of not-writing. … Continue reading
If you’ve had a long non-productive spell in your writing and are making plans to start up again, structure your reentry plan so that failure is unlikely to occur. Protect yourself from the habitual tendencies that will predictably derail your … Continue reading
Rip Van Winkle was a rather lazy procrastinator who went to sleep for twenty years. When he awoke the world had changed. This can happen to any writer. No two writer’s block problems are identical, and neither are their resolutions. There … Continue reading
In the movie Finding Forrester, Sean Connery plays William Forrester, a washed-up recluse whose career as an author has collapsed after his first novel created a sensation many years earlier. Guilt, grief and disillusionment contributed to his withdrawal from society and writing … Continue reading
It’s possible to stare at the contents of a refrigerator for a long time when you don’t want to do something. The sight of food is compelling in a powerful and primal way. Entire television cable networks have been launched … Continue reading
As a writer, you are frequently advised to write with a clear sense of who your audience is. This helps you focus and tailor a written communication that will achieve the greatest impact. Such advice to writers is fine and probably useful … Continue reading