Views from the Loft: A Portable Writer’s Workshop Book Review

Writing, like any form of art, contains a bit of science. For all of the creativity and ingenuity involved, there a basic skill set required to obtain at least some success.

Also, like any art form, there are many experts with varying suggestions and ideas on how to achieve that success.

The 2010 book,¬†Views from the Loft: A Portable Writer’s Workshop, was inspired by The Loft Literary Center. Edited by Daniel Slager, the book is about more than just writing. The abundant knowledge that exists within the book exudes comes from the writers who have achieved the dream that many of us would dearly love to call reality. Bringing in multiple writers in various stages of writing, this book encourages its reader to continue to write, even when obstacles get in their way.

I really enjoyed this book. When it comes to books about writing, there are many to choose from. I liked this book because it just spoke to me about writing. Yes, it’s difficult, time-consuming and earning your living solely by your pen (or computer) is not guaranteed, but in the end, it is always worth it.

I recommend it.



How About Them Tariffs? GM Will Be Cutting Jobs And Closing Plants

When a certain person was running for the highest office in the land, he used his so-called business acumen as one of the reasons why he was qualified for the position.

He also insisted that imposing tariffs on certain materials coming into and going out of this country would be good for the economy.

Yesterday, it was announced that GM would be cutting over 14,000 jobs and closing 7 factories. The claim by GM is that the factories are closing (and employees losing their jobs) because the car models that these factories produce are not selling as vigorously as other car models.

I’m not an expert in economics by any stretch of the imagination. However, I know enough to know that these tariffs are not doing what he promised they would do.

When it comes to elections, voters vote with their wallet as much as they  do with their political, social or religious beliefs. When an economy is tanking during a major election cycle, many voters will often blame their political leaders and not vote for the incumbent.

I suggest that a certain person learns that, otherwise he may go down in history as another one term President.

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