A niche, scratched

Even more thoughts on this business of writing, while I contemplate whether I have any business being in it.


  1. Jeffro »

    1 September 2012 · 9:59 pm

    Oh, you have plenty of business being in it.

  2. Francis W. Porretto »

    2 September 2012 · 4:45 am

    …I’ve been trying to prove to myself that the skill sets for fiction and nonfiction overlap somewhere within my reach.

    They do overlap, to an extent, but needless to say, they’re not identical.

    …ultimately, I suppose, I’m writing for myself, because who else would put up with this?

    We all write for ourselves, Charles, ultimately or otherwise. Even the “household words” among us. It’s the only way it can be done.

    …even today, I occasionally flash through a section of the archives, and once in a while I’ll actually smile at a paragraph I wrote, because, you know, it wasn’t half bad.

    To my mind, that says that you’re halfway there. You’ll know that you’re all the way there when, smile or no smile, you mutter to yourself that “I could have phrased that better” and immediately set to revising it!

  3. Roger Green »

    2 September 2012 · 5:35 am

    I write my blog because I have to.
    Conversely, I struggle with my Times Union blog, because I DON’T have to. I was asked to. I should have said no.

  4. KingShamus »

    2 September 2012 · 7:36 am

    Great title, Chaz.

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