A final decision to write.

The older I become, the more I understand that life is fleeting.

Because of that, I’ve come to a decision.

I will now dedicate my spare hours to writing fiction.


While I enjoy walking everywhere and taking photos of San Diego, I feel that my efforts in creative writing might be more important. Apparently some people think my works of fiction have merit.

It doesn’t seem possible, but my website Short Stories by Richard has received visitors from school classrooms in four different countries now. Most of the students are reading the story One Thousand Likes. Many people around the world have also begun to read An Unexpected Sunflower, which is my very first short story and still my favorite.

So now I’m really going to concentrate on writing. Which means Cool San Diego Sights and my other photography blogs will be put on pause.

I’m hoping a few more worthwhile stories will come to me!

If I’m lucky!

If you’d like to read and follow my writing, you can click here!

Thank you for sharing my journey!


Well, obviously, that wasn’t much of a pause. As I type this update several months later I’m still walking, taking photos and blogging. I can’t seem to stop. Oh, well. Sorry about the misinformation! The best laid plans…

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

12 thoughts on “A final decision to write.”

  1. As I’ve long said, “You don’t choose writing; writing chooses you.” If you’ve been chosen and actually have the talent to construct a readable story (which is certainly the case with you), you are in possession of a true blessing. I’ll promote you on my site tomorrow, and should you feel the need for any further discussion, you have my email.

    All the best to you, my brother; you’re a most deserving character!

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  2. I’ve recently taken a bit of a step back from writing reviews so much to do more creative writing of my own as I have more free time now. I love it! Always enjoy visiting your site and seeing all the sights and places you visit. Enjoy yourself and happy writing 🙂

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      1. Thank you. I’ve done mostly film reviews in recent months, but still do reviews of comic books from time to time. Might do some more classic Doctor Who reviews soon too, always fun to write about the old classic series 🙂

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