People have asked me “How can you write a novel?” It’s one word in front of the other. “Why don’t you write short stories? That would be so much easier?” […]
Writing is a business. Certainly you can read thousands of blogs that give voice to that perspective. With the extraordinary growth in small press and self-publishing, everyone has something to […]
I followed Tom Ryan’s Atticus and learned along the way.
Writers have writer friends. It’s not that we are clannish. More often than not we are quiet in social situations. Until a group of us get together and then, well, […]
This week, I sat on the other side of an interview. As a journalist, I have interviewed hundreds of people. Some interviews were perfunctory, fact-finding. The best were the ones that […]
It is deep midwinter and I have just returned from a lovely holiday in London with family and extensions of family. Because Dickens was my first love as a reader, […]