Photo Credit: View From The Artist’s Window, Martinus Rorbye, 1825, oil on canvas, Google Cultural Institute: DcoetzeeBot/Wikimedia Commons/PD Old 100 1923 “When there is merely the image, then there is simply a word picture of little consequence. But by being charged with emotion, the image gains numinosity (or psychic energy); it becomes dynamic, and consequences … Continue reading Symbolism

Poetic Prose

Photo Credit: Endless Summer, Elizabeth Luallen, wax and ink, 2013, photo of artwork owned by Lexnoa: Lexnoa/ Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 3.0 “In poetic prose a demand is made upon our senses and imagination. The magic use of words is intended as an invitation to participate.” (Nin, Ch. 7, location 3065) I started writing when … Continue reading Poetic Prose

Psychological Reality

Photo Credit: iceberg painting 2, oil on canvas, Philippe Put, taken on August 21, 2013: Philippe Put/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 “Our psychological reality… lies below the surface....” (Nin, Ch. 2, location 816) The idea of exploring psychological reality in character is the basis of my fiction. Though I’ve only recently begun to display my writing, it’s … Continue reading Psychological Reality