Author Archives: erikawilson

About erikawilson

Aspiring author in search of a voice that other people will enjoy listening to.

Following My Friend

I wish I could write like my friend Indigo. He’s just started up his own blog and as happens whenever I read his writing, I was blown away by his style, his wit, and his fearless honesty. Unlike me, he … Continue reading

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On Dwarves

I have to say, Peter Jackson’s version of Tolkien’s dwarves impressed me. They come across as much more tough and courageous than in the book. And they have other qualities that I find fascinating. The way they work as a … Continue reading

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Hobbitses?

I admit, when I heard there was going to be a movie version of the Hobbit, I wasn’t particularly enthused. Perhaps it was because I was such a huge fan of the LotR trilogy, the thought of going back to … Continue reading

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Why Pay Taxes?

I suspect a lot of today’s political disconnect comes from a different perception of wealth and poverty. Wealth is good, poverty is bad – ergo the wealthy are good and the poor are bad. Wealthy people made good choices, succeeded, … Continue reading

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Why Will? (Shakespeare, that is)

It took me a looong time to learn to appreciate Shakespeare, but I’m slow that way. We read bits of the plays in high school English class and acted out scenes (badly). In college we read the plays out loud, … Continue reading

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Why Edit?

Editing…honestly I’m a rotten editor. I don’t know how people do it. It’s a *little* easier going over someone else’s work – hearing the sound of an inconsistent voice or falling into obvious plot holes – but determining the objective … Continue reading

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Why War?

I was lucky enough to have a chance to see the Anglo-Saxon Hoard that was discovered few years ago in a field in Staffordshire, England. It was magnificent. More than two hundred of the exquisitely crafted pieces of gold and … Continue reading

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