The Time We Spend Alone

girl in cage with open door magical illustration xuan loc xuan

We spend a good deal of our lives alone whether we like it or not. Even if we are not solitary people, even if we are social butterflies. I’m talking about the time in between the days and the hours when we have to do things, to go to work, to go to school, to … Continue reading The Time We Spend Alone

The Solitude of Being a Writer

Man playing the piano in solitude

If you hate solitude, you probably have no business trying to write for a living. You’ll end up hating writing. And you’ll make yourself and others miserable in the process. Writing is, for the most part, a solitary endeavor. It doesn’t matter whether you write online content, copy for an advertising agency, poetry, or novels. … Continue reading The Solitude of Being a Writer

The Writing Life – Between Solitude and Loneliness

Writing is for many of us a solitary endeavor, one we undertake in a quiet room behind a closed door. But that doesn’t have to make it a lonely business, a separation from people and the world, not even if we spend hours in a room every day. When you write, you can only look … Continue reading The Writing Life – Between Solitude and Loneliness