I don’t believe in writing magic.
Fantagraphics recently published The Complete Peanuts: Comics and Stories, the last of a 26 volume hardcover collection capturing, well, the complete Peanuts.
Last week I submitted more work to literary magazines than I did throughout the entirety of 2015.
I’m having a hard time settling into a post-WIM project.
The author of My Miserable Life grimaces from behind the table at her book signing. A frowning middle-aged couple crowd the table, the wife leaning aggressively toward the writer. “Look, we’re sorry,” […]
You want to write. Perhaps you have a story to tell, or maybe you earned some positive feedback from teachers, friends, and family. Maybe the feeling is more compulsion than desire. Regardless, […]
“The problem for me is that my odd silly fears generate excuses not to write. I have a wealth of ideas, but I am frightened to release them onto a page, and […]
The current news cycle folds over upon itself like a Möbius strip: a news cycle about the news. One Brian Williams, who played the role of Suity McHaircut on the popular sitcom […]
“You have to pay your dues.” It’s the most maddening, worthless, ambiguous reply we receive when we ask grizzled veterans what we need to do to become working writers. It isn’t just […]
“James, here’s the secret to sound editing,” my boss said, and he pushed away from his workbench. “Some editors will get a scene of a building exploding. After the explosion, a feather […]