CJCS Video: Wrapping a Nib Holder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SW0wM1LlYk Whether you are a calligrapher or just someone who wants a better grip on their tools, wrapping the grip of your nib holder or other tool may give you the comfort and control you're [...]

The Craft and Art of Art

Value, hue, shade, shape, patience, practice, persistence, and knowing how to play with your medium(s). That's the craft. The art is the ability of the perpetrator to express and interpret their "vision" into something others [...]

Blast From the Past

I was sorting through some stored old papers (like you do), and I came across this sketch I made when I was 17-ish back in 1979. The subject was Lindsay Wagner, who'd only recently finished [...]

Hard at Work on AM 2nd Draft

As you can see, I'm hard at work on the second draft of the next novel. Already it's starting to take its toll. Novel writing isn't nearly as safe and easy as you'd think. Not [...]

WIP Novel Draft 2 Progress

For me, a novel's 2nd draft is where the work gets done. The first draft is fun -- filled with flights of fancy, expedient shortcuts, and little regard for strict adherence to continuity. Going into [...]