My Writing Genre

Jun 13th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 3 min read

When I was little, we had this kid record player and one of the records we had was The Hobbit. I remember listening to it a lot. I loved fantasy and adventures and mythical creatures. Finding My Voice In the ’90s a TV mini-series of Merlin aired with Sam Neill playing Merlin. I’m embarrassed to admit how often I watched that mini-series. When I was…

My Writing Space

Jun 11th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 4 min read

Do you have a designated area that’s for writing or doing art? This is my desk in my studio. I had to face the window. Had to. I love looking out at my backyard all year long. It isn’t really about the space I’ve moved around the house with my writing and creativity. I started out in our sunroom. Later, I had a writing cabinet…

Favorite Motivational Quote

Jun 6th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 1 min read

I am not sure if this is my favorite motivational quote of all time, but it is for sure a favorite, perhaps even a mantra of this year. This year I started a Pinterest board for my word of the year, Process, and a board for the year in a more general sense. When I have ideas, my mind tends to have a feel, a…

The Reason I Write

Jun 4th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 3 min read

It keeps me sane. That feels like the easy answer. Maybe it isn’t the ‘easy’ answer but the answer a lot of people might say. Why is that? What about writing draws the writer back time and time again? Keeping my sanity while I bleed on the page Have you heard the quote from Red Smith the sportswriter from 1949? Red Smith was asked if…