CHARLES DAVIDSON, WRITER & EDITOR
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ReflectiONS
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hearts on Fire
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iron Horse Passage
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature Carving 
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking the Long View
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye’s on You
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solitude
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stormy Water 
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poppin’ Up Just in Time 
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Homage to Home
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puppets on Parade
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Air Bird ‘n Bird
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Settin’
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roofer’s Paradise
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silhouette’n It
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Autumn’s Turn
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Cake 
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Time No See
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prophet’s Gate
© Charles Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perspective Frame
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Ballet
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Married Folks
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspire
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-Wo-Du-Hi SPOUTING Water
© CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

Crafting Your Story, Your BookSM

Editing Manuscripts of Biography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Theology, Religion

“When things began to get a bit tangled in my mind, and I felt I was unsure of a clear perspective in evaluating the manuscript draft of my project, Charlie Davidson was able to show how it needed to be pulled together and reset in clear, revealing ideas and examples. He seems to be able to do this with ease. He has got it in him to provide editing that opens up all kinds of new, coherent, explicit language and structure, and his personal and professional support was critical for me in the successful completion of the book. I highly recommend him.” —Douglas Heidt, The Love That Will Not Let You Go: Being Christian Is Not What You Think

“I had a lovely experience participating [as a guest contributor] in Charles’ blog, Life Turnings. He is a kind gentleman and a gifted editor. He knows how to apply just the right bit of polish to bring out the best in his writers’ works.” —Debra Wesselmann, Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children

“Approachable, excellent writer, good listener; gets to the ‘kernel’ of the matter quickly; the glass is always half full, not half empty. When I had a writing project he was one to whom I turned for editorial advice. I found his suggestions most helpful and encouraging.” —Walter Smith, Learning to Forgive: A Memoir of Doubt and Faith

“I worked with Charles when he was publishing Life Turnings as a regular blog [with guest contributors]. The value of engaging him as an editor is that he not only has good editing skills, but he is also supportive of the writer. So if you want a good editor who also cares about you as a person, I recommend you contact him.” —Stephen McCutchan, A Star and a Tear

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LIFE’S MOST SIGNIFICANT TURNINGS arise not so much from conscious awareness of obvious destinies as from unconscious streams of necessity to which we are irrepressibly drawn. Painting, like poetry, song, or dance, is vocation—a “calling forth,” a “summoning”—and in that sense a “birthing” of something deep from within, tied to a transcending future with primal roots in a grounding past. (Bone Dead, and Rising, 69)