I think Warren Ellis puts it well in "How to Build a Blog Without Social Media": "[My website] has always been subject to pauses and hiatuses, chiefly because my job is writing and in busy periods there hasn’t always been enough writing left in me on a given day to sustain this site." This is… Continue reading I’ve been absent of late . . .
Category: Writing Expedition
America’s Sad Comedy
My latest on Splice Today: https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/america-s-sad-comedy
Everywhere Under Your Feet
“[Bilbo] used often to say there was only one Road; and that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. ‘It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ he used to say. ‘You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your… Continue reading Everywhere Under Your Feet
The Good Hustle
Today, I was advised to get an editing and proofreading certification from one of the many professional associations available to show potential clients that I am all business and not, as one would otherwise assume, a crank. Three decades of professional writing, editing-for-hire, and proofreading won’t do it. The representative who cold-emailed me on social… Continue reading The Good Hustle
Housemates on Krypton, Part 2
I’ve had many mad, bad, dangerous housemates and roommates over the years. Depending on the rental market, I’ve lived with family or in some kind of shared arrangement with people I hardly knew, without much concern or preference either way. Given that work and other life changes have caused (forced?) me to live in 13… Continue reading Housemates on Krypton, Part 2
Fiction Writing Course
Friends, I'm offering a short fiction writing course (actually three courses in one), designed to take someone from the basics of story writing all the way through the publication process. If this is something you're interested in, take a look at the link below. https://writingexpedition.com/fiction-writing-instruction/
I’ve had an noticeable influx of new subscribers here recently, something for which I am profoundly thankful. Thank you for spending time on my words. Thank you for your emails—encouragement always matters to every writer. And thank you for subscribing, whether paid or free. Whenever someone follows my newsletter or my blog, I’m reminded that… Continue reading Thank you!
Get ready for few changes around here.
I've been running The Writing Expedition for almost two decades in one form or another. It began as a Blogger travel blog when I was living in Bujumbura, Burundi, and grew into kind of nexus for all my publications and writing projects. This, my Pressfolios site, and my Substack newsletter have been really professionally useful, way… Continue reading Get ready for few changes around here.
You Are the Universe
A profound bit of wisdom from Alan Watts.
A Letter on Justice and Open Debate – Harper’s Magazine
I rarely repost to this blog, but I feel that this issue is so critical I'm going to make an exception. If you'd like to view this as a PDF, I have made one here: https://app.box.com/s/m8znyevfwkkllpyowtut3xmvtd3vifao The URL of the letter is here: https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate/ Harper's describes the letter like this on social media: "A statement signed… Continue reading A Letter on Justice and Open Debate – Harper’s Magazine