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Why I Write Reason 19: It Connects Me with People

When you buy one of my books, something I created is in your home. It’s on your laptop, your tablet, your phone. You may not know anything about me beyond what I wrote in that book. I’ll likely never know anything about you, because I can’t see who reads every book. But we’re connected now. […]

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Why I Write Reason 18: It Gives Me Confidence

“Bad writers tend to have self-confidence, while the good ones tend to have self-doubt.” Charles Bukowski There’s not other way to explain this other than to come out and say it: I don’t write because it gives me confidence about writing. I write because it gives me confidence about myself, my abilities, and the control […]

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Why I Write Reason 17: I t’s a Form of Meditation

In my normal meditation practice, I sit zazen for a period of time each day. The length that I set varied, depending upon a number of factor that include what how I’m feeling physically and how much time I have to devote to the practice. I get myself comfortably into position, clear my mind, and […]

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Why I Write Reason 16: I Want to Help the World

This is going to sound arrogant to some people, but I hope that you’ll allow me to explain. I write because I want to help the world. I know that I’m not curing cancer or bringing about lasting peace in the Middle East, so don’t go there. I know that what I do isn’t particularly […]

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Why I Write Reason 15: I Have Something to Say

According to various studies, about 23% of the world (and 43% of Americans) are on social media. We all seem to know someone who has, for better or worse, been “addicted” to the internet. They’re updating their status or posting things or answering comments. Sometimes people do have a point to make, or want to […]