Monthly Archive: February 2014

The Focus of a Writer

Many of my life successes I attribute to my ability to focus.  I’ve written before (http://theotherstephenkingonwriting.blogspot.com/2012/08/two-lessons-about-goal-setting.html) about the focus on a physical fitness goal that earned me admission to West Point, for example.  Focus earned me graduation from there with dual majors, and focus later helped me finish all the...

On Magical Realism

I had never before encountered the term ‘Magical Realism’ before poet Jonathan Johnson mentioned it to me . Sometimes confused with fantasy or what I have heard described as ‘The New Weird’ Magical Realism has its roots more closely connected to folktales and mythology. A brief definition would say that...

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Aspiring writers

You’ve probably heard the phrase, or perhaps even used it yourself. “I’m an aspiring writer.” The free dictionary says this about aspire: as·pire intr.v. as·pired 1. To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: aspired to stardom. 2. To strive toward an end: aspiring to great knowledge. 3. To soar. If you are an...