My Writing Routine

Jun 25th, 2019 A.R. Stanley's Musings arstanley 3 min read

My writing routine consists of a lot of coffee. It feels cliché, hot beverage, empty room, writer or artist creating all the things. But it’s just part of it. You know? There’s something about getting the right beverage that just begins to set the stage. Finding the Groove I love hiding away in my studio or sitting at my favorite table in Starbucks. I used…

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…