Island Dreaming

My favourite show growing up was Gilligan’s Island. As a kid, Bob Denver and crew lavished me with unbridled slapstick hilarity, amidst a setting (and predicament) that fascinated me—a deserted island. What I didn’t realize then, was that creator Sherwood Schwartz’s vision planted a seed that would germinate into a genre-fetish for me, one that … Continue reading Island Dreaming

On Writing, Misery and Misfits

Another blast from the past. Still relevant though.

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If you’ve read any of my prior posts, you won’t be surprised to know my relationship with writing has been a challenge, not unlike a turbulent romance, an on-again off-again affair, an excruciating part-time obsession.  That being said, as I brainstormed this week’s topic, my mind focused on the painful truths and absurdities aspiring writers contend with on a daily basis.  There is a commonality with one’s descent into misery, especially amongst like-minded individuals who share a familiar goal. In an ever shrinking global village, our similarities, our passions and dreams often mimic one another.  Like a legion of misfit doppelgangers, identical in spirit, we are connected by a common thread of hope, dreams and aspirations.

In the pretext of empathy, and in the context of shared misery, I came up with the compilation below.  I realize there’s a high probability a similar post exists on the Web (doppelgangers – remember)…

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Not a Best-Selling Author

I'm not an award-winning writer. Nor am I a best-selling author. And sometimes, I feel like I’m in the minority. Social Media platforms, online bookstores and  mega-sellers like Amazon, act as quintessential gathering places for award-winning, best-selling authors—thousands upon thousands of them, none of whom I’ve ever heard of. I often wonder, who is bestowing … Continue reading Not a Best-Selling Author