We greeted the New Year from a treehouse in old Ceylon. We rode the waves at Midigama and Weligama in Southern Serendib. We climbed to Buddha's retreat at Pidurangula and looked out over forests surrounding the ancient ruins of Sigiriya. In Kandy, we spied the room housing the casket that holds the dagobas wherein rests … Continue reading Lucky Encounters in Serendib
Five weeks of surfing stretched out before me off the white beaches of northern Brazil. On the bus from Salvador to Ilheus, a teacher on summer leave, a young man with no duties, I felt the ultimate exhilaration of liberty. A peak experience, anticipating surf in the mornings and writing in the breezy shade of … Continue reading Writers’ Tip—Go Away!
I've been known to comment on various blogs: "I've never had writer's block. I have no shortage of things to write about or the desire to write them. If I'm not writing, I'm chewing on it." Ok. In January I blew through 20 chapters of a first draft. Four weeks and done, rough edges and all. … Continue reading “Writer’s Block”: You Don’t Have It