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Interview With JACK REMICK —the timeless aspects of our writing craft

Jack-Remick-300x199Did you know that when Stephen Stills sang, “If you can’t be with the one you love, then love the one you’re with” that that was a pattern of speech called chiasmus. I didn’t, but I learned this from my friend, Seattle author, and writing mentor Jack Remick who knows these things and so much more, right off the top if his head.

Recently I interviewed Jack, and among my questions I asked how he wrote from the POV of both men and women so successfully – In case you aren’t aware, he won “Best Women’s Fiction” with his 2013 novel, Gabriela and The Widow.

His answer was as vast and far reaching as his intellect. Jack touched on everything from the timeless power of Greek mythology, Carl Jung’s archetypes of the collective conscious, to his own theory on the ‘kaleidoscopic Essence of the male experience’ including the masculine, feminine and bisexual tendencies within that experience.

But you don’t need me to ramble on when you can hear the master himself riff on writing. So, get a pad of paper, some coffee (or wine) and be prepared to take notes on these timeless aspects of our writing craft; rhetoric, universal characters, relatable truths, putting art into motion in the 21st century, and more. And an added bonus of what advice Jack would give young Jack Remick as he starts out on his writing journey.

And as always, please pardon the bumbling videographer and interviewer I’ve tried to replace her but, alas, it is what it is.

To learn more about Jack, his writing and his books, please visit

And visit his writing blog at

For a complete collection of Jack Remick books visit Amazon.


5 comments on “Interview With JACK REMICK —the timeless aspects of our writing craft

  1. scottsblog13
    March 4, 2014

    Great photo. Really captures the mood. jack deserves this. He is a writer to admire.

  2. judithworks
    March 4, 2014

    Jack came to our EPIC Group Writers and gave a fascinating talk.

    • Mindy
      March 4, 2014

      Yes, he mentioned what a nice time and good turn out he had. Thanks for reading. See you soon.

  3. Mindy
    March 1, 2014

    It’s purely selfish; I learn from every interview, article or chat with those who lead the way. Thank you. M

  4. Jack Remick
    March 1, 2014

    Mindy: I’ve very much indebted to you for taking the time to make this and to post it around the web. The most amazing and resources show up in our own city. Thank you so much for everything you do for Seattle (and Oregon) writers.

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