Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why write? Today, I want to share some quotes from writers on this subject which I hope you'll find inspiring.
"Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy."
-- Stephen King
"The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."
-- Kurt Vonnegut
"Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself... It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent."
-- Harper Lee
"Why am I compelled to write? . . . Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it..."
-- Gloria E. AnzaldĂșa
"Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for me it is conscious living."
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."
-- Gloria Steinem
"Writing may or may not be your salvation; it might or might not be your destiny. But that does not matter. What matters right now are the words, one after another. Find the next word. Write it down."
-- Neil Gaiman
Happy writing.
All the best,
Creative Writing Now

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Hi all. A cool event I'm organizing at the Alton Mill Arts Centre may be of interest to some of you, if not all. It's called WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES, and is happening on Friday, January 30th from 7-9 pm.  Four artists from different disciplines will be taking the audience through the creative process from the moment of inspiration through the trials and tribulations and false starts, through to the final result. Giving us an inside look at how artists approach their muses, how they break through blockages, how they stay open to the unexpected. We have a set designer, Andrew Welch, who is also the Town Crier for Caledon, a wonderful mixed media artist, Andrea Trace, who often weaves text into her creations, exceptional singer/songwriter Zoltan Stewart, great energy, beautiful soul, and an obscure and under-appreciated poet named Harry Posner. Tickets are only $5 at the door. There will be nibbles and drinks available courtesy of Shaw's Creek Cafe.  So, come on out, be inspired, ask zany questions, and otherwise have a blast.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Book Launch for LITTLE EXITS

Come one, come all! January 28th, 7 pm, at Booklore, Harry will be launching his newest book of flash fiction, LITTLE EXITS. Food, wine, readings, and a special Mystery Guest... Free! See y'all then.