Category Archives: Books by Sidney S. Stark

The Art of Persistence

The Art of Persistence

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston S. Churchill How artists motivate themselves has become a favorite topic of mine. I’ve started writing about some of the people who’ve stirred my past, present, and future creativity with a post called Motivation Monday, where I choose one of the writers, artists,… Continue Reading

Building Character

Building Character

“She had no tolerance for scenes which were not of her own making.” ― Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth — I’m often asked how I get the core inspiration for my novels. There are many different ways authors feel that lightning strike, but they fall into similar categories. Some will tell you they sense… Continue Reading

Invisible Women

Invisible Women

“A historian must “reconstruct” history by using “historical imagination” to “re-enact” the thought processes of historical persons based on information and evidence from historical sources.” The Idea of History– R. G. Collingwood ******** If we’re referring only to the images in our brains from light hitting objects in front of us, then people from the… Continue Reading