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Category: Editorial

Editorial and personal commentary by JD Stanley. No journalism in this category – just rants, raves and me blathering-on.

Reading and smelling books – experiences of an unashamed serial bookworm

Reading is a sensual experience to me. Yes, I smell the paperbacks and hard cover books I read. Don’t you? I love the feel of those old cloth book covers on my fingertips. The crackle of a spine. The…

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Writing process – I finally figured out why people want to know about it

Upping my game this past year or so involved creating associations I never braved before. And most of them had some sort of “interview” component that included wanting to know about my writing process. Y’know, so people can get…

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Follow your bliss – finding your “thing” to increase job satisfaction

I’ve done a lot of things in my life for work – some more fun than others. I have children and bills to pay, so I’m no different from anyone else. Except for one thing. No matter what I’ve…

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Introverts, writers and energy vampires who won’t take no for an answer

Introverts is a psychological term for people who tend to: “shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts”. (Thanks WordWeb! Which, by the way, is a handy little free dictionary tool. If you don’t have…

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