Writing from Life – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I have always believed that in order to really write about life, you need to have lived a little. That is not to say you, as a writer, need to have traveled to far off exotic destinations or spent time among the lepers. Not at all. But you do have to get involved in life and experience the highs and the lows and really understand what those things mean. For example, I have been involved in several lay-offs. Early in my career that experience was simply hearing the corporate communication telling us that such a Vice President was let go or  that Business Unit ceased to exist. It was shocking and unpleasant and when it was over I got back […]

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