The AWP Conference at the Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota was one of the best I've been to-- well organized, fascinating, and as always, high energy. Here are a few highlights and moments … Continue reading >>
I would start writing, and then say, "This is no good. No good at all."
Does that sound familiar? In an interview in April's The Writer, playwright Christopher Durang explains how he coped with … Continue reading >>
In any story, there’s a narrator that is separate from the writer. Point of view concerns how the narrator tells the story, and this will determine how close the relationship between the narrator and … Continue reading >>
I was sharing some fabulous photos of my mother, who passed away in 2013, when a childhood friend asked me if she was supportive of my writing.
My first impulse was yes. Then I had to … Continue reading >>
All the Wrong Reasons Not To
Peter Ormerod, "a journalist with a particular interest in religion, culture and gender," says in The Guardian that we should stop making children write thank you letters … Continue reading >>
There are a dozen other things I'd rather do than bake Christmas cookies, including trimming my dog Clementine's toenails, or possibly, maybe, writing.
It takes a lot to motivate me to bake or cook, … Continue reading >>