Wouldn't it be nice if we all knew each and every aspect of good writing? Looking back at the masters, I wonder if they knew exactly what they were doing, or if perhaps they may have been making up the rules as they went along.
Today, we can delve into this cataclysm of knowledge by taking classes that can present much of the tried and true methods that work or have been tried and failed; but the real key is the drive of the writer. There are many writers driven to write the next Pulitzer Prize winning novel, but for each one of them, there are thousands if not hundreds of thousand who write just for the sake of telling a story. That story could be based on fact or pure fiction, it doesn't matter, its still a story, one that haunts the writer until he or she has satisfied that inner desire to share it with you and I.
Are you that type of person? Are you motivated by some inner desire to tell the world a story? If you are, you are in good company!
In my June 19th 2014 post, I discussed my early years of guitar lessons. As I grew up, my love for the guitar declined, but never completely faded. I still have my Dad's old Melophonic, but thanks to my neighbor (and Master Luthier) Leonard Paschini, it looks, sounds, and plays like it never has.
Just this past week our local newspaper, The Nevada Appeal, ran an interesting article about Leonard. His musical interest spans several decades. Professionally, he was known as "Pooch" during his days as lead guitarist with BitterSeeds, a local band in California. As my neighbor, he is a musical icon, now specializing in acoustic guitar work such as jazz, blues, and classical arrangements.
As a Master Luthier, Leonard takes on all types of custom work. Take a look at his restoration of my Dad's 1920-1930ish Melophonic Resonator.
That's it for now. Hopefully you have enjoyed this little tidbit—more later.