Archive for April, 2012

A Boy and His Dog

Posted: 30th April 2012 by Richard Hacker in Creativity, Dogs, Life, Novel, Uncategorized
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I have a constant writing companion who keeps me in the present, offers positive support day and night, stands by me on the good days when I’m writing like a demon and on those days where I just can’t seem to shift into gear, hangs out with me while I work, takes walks to clear […]

Fear Is The Door To Possibility

Posted: 18th April 2012 by Richard Hacker in Creativity, Uncategorized
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William Kenower spoke at a recent Pacific Northwest Writers Association about the myths that keep us from writing.  He’s a very good engaging, fun speaker.  And he has been blogging about writing for a number of years now, regularly interviewing writers of all genres and measures of success.  The bottom line of his presentation is […]

As an author writing a YA novel I face the conundrum of determining how much graphic sex, violence and profanity my characters will experience in the course of the story.  YA presents a challenge because you’re dealing with a broad spectrum of intellectual and emotional capacity to understand what is being presented.  The distance between […]