It is a salutary discipline to consider the vast number of books that are written, the fair hopes with which their authors see them published, and the fate which awaits them. What chance is there that any book will make its way among that multitude? And the successful books are but the successes of a season. Heaven knows what pains the author has been at, what bitter experiences he has endured and what heartache suffered, to give some chance reader a few hours’ relaxation or to while away the tedium of a journey. And if I may judge from the reviews, many of these books are well and carefully written, much thought has gone to their composition; to some even has been given the anxious labor of a lifetime. The moral I draw is that the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thought; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success.
– W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
As a Writer
Unlike teaching and lecturing, writing has been a part of my life since high school. Indeed, writing is one of the principal means by which I “process” information (in which regard I was greatly influenced by William Zinsser’s Writing to Learn [Publisher; Amazon; Google Books]). Most of my writing to date has been related to personal interests and to my schooling and thus is not relevant here. On the other hand, I anticipate that I will be doing much more professional writing in the years to come.
The WRITING section of this website contains information about the relevant works that I have written (or, in one case, edited), am currently working on, or hope to write in the future. For most of these writings, this includes the:
- writing title; and
- writing description.
In some cases, this also includes:
- a copy of the writing.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact me.