Enter, view.

Also known as interview.

I know a landscape painter who, as he paints, is sensing, almost listening, for the painting to tell him when it’s finished. “Just one more stroke,” he thinks. “A little more here … and here …” “No,” says the picture. “Enough. It’s fresh; you’re not adding anything.” It is enough to invite you in to take a look around, to catch the eye and, more importantly, the mind.

As writers, it’s important to know when to stop, what to leave out, because we usually have more than enough to say, and the readers, or viewers, have their own thoughts.

Here’s a recent interview NAIWE conducted with me. I’m tempted to tweak it, add more here … and here …

http://news.naiwe.com/2008/08/01/member-of-the-month-troy-howell-august-2008

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First Blog

I’ll begin my first blog entry with a joke. Dante visited Hell, where he saw rows and rows of writers chained to desks, feverishly writing. Dante then visited Heaven, where he saw rows and rows of writers, feverishly writing. He told his guide, Beatrice, he saw no difference between the writers in Hell and those in Heaven. She explained, “In Heaven, they get published.”

Have a feverishly good day.

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