Great Expectations

Next week, Theatre Aquarius puts on its Reading Week. The artists in the various programs that Theatre Aquarius supports during the theatre season will get a chance to present an excerpt from the piece that they’ve been working on. My turn is on Wednesday (June 19). It’s always good to get your work in front…

30 Day Challenges

Woo hoo!  I just completed 30 days of writing a daily blog post.  I haven’t written 30 consecutive, regular posts in a year, let alone in a month. That’s why I like 30 Day Challenges.  It’s long enough to be difficult but not long enough to be daunting.  You can stretch yourself but there is…

Stop the Block

Writer’s Block is the most common manifestation of Resistance.  It prevents you from getting your work onto the page.  It’s the terror of the blank screen. Writer’s Block has prevented many people from doing the work that they were meant to do. Many prolific writers don’t believe writer’s block exists.  For the rest of us,…

Does Talent Exist?

Is there such a thing as talent? Does it exist? The more I think about it, the less likely I think it is. There’s definitely skill acquisition, but I think talent is a myth. I think we call people talented because we see the result of their hard work and perseverance. And because we see…