A word on Episode XI – About the creative process

I am often caught off guard about how my words… impact others.

And it never ceases to humble me.

A response to a reader… who asked if a person can be taught “how to write” and who queried about my creative process (a Spring flashback).


The assumption is made…. that I sit on a rock in a remote locale and in the process of sitting:

An epiphany of ethereal proportions descends upon me, that I quickly transcribe into prose or narrative.

Sounds glorious, doesn’t it?


Well… that’s bullshit, it isn’t easy at all… actually the creative process hurts at times, sometimes the prose that has inspired a small legion was written through the storms of what I refer to as the Fuckery.

On Episode XI of my (not so fledgling podcast As the Incense Burns) I talk about one of those mediums:

The Conversion Method... come through and add me to your playlist, have words do travel.

Reflections on "Casual Racism" & the Conversion Method As the Incense Burns 🔥

In this episode I reflect on an incident in where a soul showed me their racism in the workplace with a joke about an Asian girl in a photo (the girl was my niece) uh oh… I expand on how I turn the tables to convert racism into my muse. And… I include a bonus reading of some unreleased work. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shunpwrites/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shunpwrites/support
  1. Reflections on "Casual Racism" & the Conversion Method
  2. Episode XI – The Muse or the creative process
  3. Episode X – Reflections in the wake of Father's Day 2021
  4. Episode IX – Protecting your Heart
  5. Episode VIII – Genealogy or digging at my roots (Part II)


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About Shun P. Writes

Author, Genealogist, Writer, Poet, possessor of 2 cents, blogger and eternal student of life, who harbors a firm belief in his Grandmother's mantra that: "People need to get off of their rump and do something". All while keeping in mind that a cheering section will often get in the way.