A writing studio

Last week I signed the lease on a 285 square foot art studio on the third floor of a refurbished mill building in Lowell. I move into my new writing space on April 1. Perhaps the joke is on me. The idea of renting a studio for writing came out of nowhere. One day I remembered the building fromContinue reading “A writing studio”

Writer’s Brain

I have a really bad memory. This wasn’t always the case, but as I get older it gets worse and worse. Of course I remember all the horrible things that have happened to me over the years. That stuff never seems to go away except for maybe secondary school memories. I have nicely blocked outContinue reading “Writer’s Brain”

How to Make Friends and Write About People

During the year I write news articles with the occasional feature for a small local newspaper. I’ve been doing it for about 10 months and am learning a lot about myself as both a new writer and as a person. In terms of writing, I’ve discovered I really like writing feature stories and profiles, althoughContinue reading “How to Make Friends and Write About People”

Writer’s Block

Battle of Gettysburg Memorabilia Today I finally finished writing a feature article on a new Battle of Gettysburg exhibit here in town. It was one of those incredibly stressful experiences when the story in your head is so good it’s almost impossible to put onto (virtual) paper because you know it won’t be the same.Continue reading “Writer’s Block”