derek rydall's Writings
(Read Part I) "More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting," -- John Irving "There is no great writing, only great rewriting," -- Justice Brandeis In the first part of this article, I talked about the difficulty of getting perspective on your writing, and the necessity that you do - so you can perform...
Red Room Original
"Words strain, Crack and sometimes break, under the burden,Under the tension, slip, slide, perish,Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place,Will not stay still." -- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets As a writer, you may use consultants and colleagues to critique your material (something I highly recommend), but...
After a life-changing 'brush with death', Derek Rydall considered becoming a monk, then cloistered himself in his apartment without TV or news and meditated for several years -- emerging to become a licensed integrative therapist, best-selling author, and...