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The Storyteller and the Word by Shane Joseph

In the beginning was the Word, and it was given to the Storyteller, and he told his audience stories that taught valuable lessons about life. Many wise masters followed the example of the storyteller: Jesus, Muhammad, and Gautama, and less exalted ones like Plato, Gandhi, and King. In the early days, storytellers sat around campfires… Continue reading The Storyteller and the Word by Shane Joseph

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Releasing a Book During a Pandemic by Shane Joseph

Photo by Jair Lazaro from Unsplash “So, if you quit writing fiction, why are you releasing another novel?” my rational self asks me. “For God’s Sake, man!” this know-it-all-self erupts in more self-righteousness, “the world is in lockdown, people have no money for food, they are too scared to go out to GET food, let… Continue reading Releasing a Book During a Pandemic by Shane Joseph

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Why I Stopped Writing Fiction by Shane Joseph

I dug up my collection of writing since the end of February 2020. It amounts to one short story, a few blog articles like this one, and half a dozen book reviews. Pathetic. Was I stuck in the dreaded “writer’s block,” or had the tank finally run dry after 20 years of writing? Then I… Continue reading Why I Stopped Writing Fiction by Shane Joseph

Anthologies, Festival of the Arts Oct 24-26, Spirit of the Hills, Uncategorized, Writing

We’ve Got It Covered!

Blue Denim publisher Shane Joseph has a big task: he's the publisher of Hill Spirits IV, to be launched at the Festival of the Arts (FOTA) this October.  And as he explains, the role brings its challenges: It’s that time again to publish an anthology of the work of 36 contributors from the Spirit of… Continue reading We’ve Got It Covered!