Article in Writers' Bloc

My article, "The Bermuda Triangle, My Broken Compass," is up today at Writers' Bloc (Thank you, Vaughan). It's basically some thoughts on writing. Also check out works by other dope writers like Ethel Rohan, Jimmy Chen, Crispin Best, Mel Bosworth, Vaughan Simons, Chris East, Howie Good, and an interview between Shane Jones and Ben Brooks, among others.

Also, Ben Spivey's new journal Spilt Milk is now accepting submissions. Please check it out and send him the goods...

6 comments:

Ethel Rohan said...

Congratulations, Eric.

I don't seem to suffer writer's block, but I do suffer from producing a lot of dirt and the occasional gem worth keeping and polishing and sharing. Sigh.

"I stare at my coat on the hanger and wonder where I’m going with this." I love both the melancholy and hope here ... the choices and opportunities. Nice.

Eric Beeny said...

Many thanks, Ethel. You're absolutely right -- I do the same thing, work despite writer's block, churning out the occasional piece I'm even 'sort of' happy with...

Mel Bosworth said...

sick piece, eric. great close.

....thanks for the shouts and the love. back at you.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Mel. No doubt...

ben spivey said...

Good piece at Writers' Bloc. Insightful. Writer's block sucks. I like what Ethel said. I do the same thing, write a bunch of stuff and find the good lines, pieces.

I liked this line: 'spilling out onto the floor which I leave for the ushers to examine with flashlights and clean up after.'

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Ben. George Carlin called that process, just writing and writing and later going through to find the good lines or sections and organizing them, he called it "mining." It also helps foster objectivity, putting things aside and coming back to them when you've forgotten them.