Deconstruction is a way of understanding how something was created, usually things like art, books, poems and other writing. Deconstruction is breaking something down into smaller parts.

This is what I’m doing with my writing and my online presence. It’s a simple concept. I’m tearing apart my work and analyzing it. I want to understand how I can continue to create high-quality content in a smaller and more direct way. How can I share the same thoughts using less words? How can I be clearer and more concise?

The act of deconstruction helps us to see the strengths and weaknesses of what we do, what we write. By breaking down the last ten years of my writing journey, I can analyze which strategies worked and which ones didn’t. The results won’t lead me to becoming a master of the English language, but they will help me to improve as a writer and an artist.

Improvement in any field is really the ultimate goal, not to compete with others, but to better oneself, to excel in your field. Art becomes new and unique through deconstruction, understanding, and editing with passion.

So perhaps my new website is not under construction as much as it is the result of deconstruction.

Here’s to tearing things apart. – dse

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Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.