Local author writes with and about his muse
Once in a while, a reader stumbles across a morning post by Joesph Langen which he titles "Conversations with Calliope" and asks us what they're about.
Langen is a writer and he uses The Batavian as a morning writing exercise to connect with his muse.
We've never put these posts on the home page. They're just a writer's journal about his writing.
But Langen has been doing it daily since almost the first day The Batavian started publishing. Now he's made a collection of his writings available for free in PDF form. Click here for home info.
He lists these 10 reasons to download the book:
- Find out where writers get their ideas.
- Hear what a writer does all day.
- Listen to what writers say about being a writer.
- I want my muse to be more helpful.
- See how to get unstuck when you write.
- Learn how to talk with a muse.
- Explore what else writers need to know besides how to write.
- Discover what keeps a writer going page after page.
- Determine who supports a writer’s efforts.
- Unearth the sources of writers’ inspiration.
Langen says he's now a full-time writer after 35 years as a psychologist. He recently published his first novel, "The Pastor's Inferno." His other books include on one life's lessons, "Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life," and a memoir about his nine years in a seminary, "Young Man of the Cloth."