A few years ago at a writers conference held in the central Oregon coast town of Yachats, where I live, I listened to the late Ken Kesey, a frequent visitor to the area, tell a writer that this could be a hard place to write. “If you think you can sit there staring at the ocean for inspiration you’re wrong, it’s not out there, it’s in your head!”

He was right; it is beautiful here in Lincoln County, the kind of beauty that makes concentrating on anything else tough and since hearing that insight, I’ve written at a desk facing a wall, no windows opening onto a ocean view, although I have one, but it’s worked.

I’ve done, and do, different kinds of writing. As a freelance writer I’ve been a observational columnist, a humor columnist, a book and music reviewer for newspapers, magazines, and online.

However, as a creative writer, my heart belongs to fiction. In that genre I do short stories, road adventure stories, musical adventure tales, and in current production, are three small novels.

So really the purpose of this web site is to give you a glance of some of the things I’ve done, a preview of what’s coming, and hopefully, a view of what it’s like to be a writer living in a small town on the Oregon coast! – Rick Schultze

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Batter Up!

When you hear “Batter up” you know what season it is..It’s “Ball” season. Softball, baseball, Little league, T-Ball all kinds of ball games with lots of people playing and having fun in the sun. Well, Read more…

The Final Four

For the first time in school history The Oregon Women Duck’s basketball team have made it to the the Final Four. The final four is the four best college teams seeking the National Championship! However, Read more…

Pets

Where I live you can’t have pets, it’s in the lease, but around here a lot of people have pets and I salute those who have and take great care of them. They have a Read more…