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On Life

Ruminations and provocations.

I Guess I'd Better Write Something

Stephen H. Provost

Isn't that what we authors are always saying to ourselves? The cliche is that we sit around staring at blank screens waiting for inspiration to strike and banging our heads against that painfully dense slab of figurative stone called writer's block. Just start typing, and you'll be amazed at how quickly that block disintegrates.

This is my second exercise in writing a blog (being a journalist, I prefer to call it a journal). Don't go looking for the first one online: I let the domain name lapse and lost all the content as a result. Silly me. Last time I looked, the site had received something like 400,000 hits, but I decided I wanted to write books instead. Now I've decided to do both. Who said you can't have it all? 

The posts on that earlier blog tended to be somewhat long-winded, so I pledge to keep what I share here more succinct and easier to digest (bad pun always intended).  

To the point: I've got a book coming out in August. Please buy it. You won't regret doing so - at least, I hope you won't. The book is called Fresno Growing Up, and it's an appropriate title, since I grew up in Fresno and the city grew up around me in the meantime. You can preorder it on Amazon (just click the handy-dandy announcement bar at the top of your screen). I hope to be sharing a preview in this space before too long. 

Tip for today: Find your voice and shout your inspiration to the world. You'll be amazed at the echoes you hear coming back to you.