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The “The” in The Jose Vilson … and You

Thank you, and you, and you. I know I don’t say it enough, but all the RTs, shares, and praise keeps me going at times when I’ve wanted to stop writing. This blogging, written from one’s gut instead of one’s throat, takes a certain amount of people power to fuel the writers’ engines. This writer in particular. If only one …

Jose VilsonThe “The” in The Jose Vilson … and You

Five People I Wish Would Write A Damn Book Already

Before I begin, I’d like to dedicate this space to one of my first students ever, Bianca Espinal. She’s part of a program called “Broadway’s Next Star” and I would love it if you visited the site, watch her perform “Rolling In The Deep,” and hit “Like!” Because I’m positive you’ll love that voice of hers. In the middle of …

Jose VilsonFive People I Wish Would Write A Damn Book Already
Golden Gloves Boxer, Shadow Boxing

Shadowboxing [To 50K and Beyond]

Writing these days has been an exercise in shadowboxing, fighting myself on the way to the completion of this first manuscript. Similar to my blog, I decided to stay away from topics that could hurt my professional aspirations and / or provide any openings about my past or present love life. Unlike my blog, however, I will discuss events that …

Jose VilsonShadowboxing [To 50K and Beyond]
writingblood

A Letter To A Writer Who Doesn’t Want To Hear It

Dear burgeoning writer, Please don’t take this the wrong way, but we need to talk. It’s the same talk my editors had to have with me after my first few submissions, and one that I never had to have again afterwards. You see, for writers that care, the act of writing is a personal craft, and I can’t deny how …

Jose VilsonA Letter To A Writer Who Doesn’t Want To Hear It

On Writing This Particular Book

I‘ve learned a few things about writing this particular book. It’s definitely not like other books, but it is my book. I’m writing it because it’s about time I culminate the 1000+ blogs I’ve written in between my earlier private site, a few other sites, and this one, which accounts for about 741 of my meatiest, most elucidating work about …

Jose VilsonOn Writing This Particular Book

This Writing Is Less of a Run, More Like a Dance

Someone recently asked me (and I’m omitting the person’s name because it wasn’t a public question): A quick question? Do you feel like you have to be “politically” correct when you write your posts? This type of writing? It’s less like a straight run or a drive down a road, and more like a dance. I have these steadfast rules …

Jose VilsonThis Writing Is Less of a Run, More Like a Dance
Another Brick In The Wall

Writer’s Block: Less Like a Wall, More Like a Brick

Writer’s block is a fictitious little monster we feed every time other non-recreational activities make us succumb to their urgencies. More than half the time, writer’s block isn’t about a lack of talent or imagination; ideas often pop up on the way to a friend’s gathering or in the middle of a conversation with yourself. Often, it’s whether you’re worried …

Jose VilsonWriter’s Block: Less Like a Wall, More Like a Brick