When you think of the elements of a good piece of fiction you may consider character, plot, tone, metaphor and symbolism, etc. I would like to introduce another necessary element in literary fiction; I call it “moments of sheer radiance.”…Continue
About thirteen years ago I wrote and published a novel called The Jewel of the Lotus Flower. On the cover I wrote “A raw, provocative story about coming of age and identity.” It was raw alright, because it didn't have an editor. It also had a lot of stream of consciousness writing in it, because at the time I thought stream of consciousness writing was cool. I have since gone back to…Continue
A shorter version of this essay was published in North Shore Art Throb several years ago. Since doubt seems to be creeping up again, I thought I would put it here, in the blog.
The Role of Doubt in an Artist's Life…