Joyce Slobogian
Writer
“The work never matches
the dream of perfection
the artist has to start with.”
William Faulkner

That quotation seems to mirror my feelings with every
piece of work I put on paper. I write it and then read it
and re-read it, and I’m always left with something that
could be improved. At some point I have to accept that
the piece is as good as it’s going to be and that there is
no such thing as perfection. Getting to that point is a
constant struggle within my mind.

“Why are you doing this then?” you may ask. The answer
is simple – because I cannot imagine a day without
putting words on paper. Nothing gives me more pleasure
than to be able to write a paragraph, a sentence, even a
word, which expresses just what I wanted to say. It’s a
piece of my own private paradise.

The hardest thing about writing is not putting down the
words – it’s selling them. As a freelancer especially, one
must try and try again to get editors interested. Marketing
is the hardest thing imaginable for me. I am not good at
telling people that I really have a good piece of writing to
offer them.

I hope that this site will please you and get you
interested in my writing. It takes various forms – articles,
humour articles, short stories and poetry. I have tried my
hand at drama, too. I published two book of
mystery/suspense and am working on exploring the lives
of the main characters in further volumes in the series.