Category Archives: Humor

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The Writing Muse–Humor at My Expense

by VJ Miller, Sr.

The Writing Muse. What is it and can you train it. Mine, at least, must be female. Why, you ask? Because it’s so fickle, changes her mind, then changes it again then won’t talk to me for days and weeks on end.

Here’s the problem.

The writing Muse jumps into my mind at the most inopportune times when I’ve little time to be productive, then when I’m at the keyboard with all the time in the world she decides to go out for a long walk. And her step-brother, Ambition, usually decides to take a nap. What’s an author to do? Continue reading The Writing Muse–Humor at My Expense

Why? An Observation and an Opinion

by VJ Miller, Sr.
Why do people ask questions they don’t want answers too?

I’ve been to all kinds of forums where members can post their writing or artwork or pictures, even music. They ask the membership for critiques and when those assessments roll in, and if they aren’t favorable they become defensive and reply, “How dare you…” or words to that effect.

I discount the sadistic types who just like to bash everyone’s work. They’re evil incarnate. But why jump all over the honest person who feels you need a serious edit of your stuff? That’s why you asked for the critique in the first place; to make your stuff better than it was. And why belittle the person who just wants to help with an asinine “doh!”  Homer’s become a part of our everyday language. How droll; how sad for all of us? Continue reading Why? An Observation and an Opinion