At some point we’ve all been told that to write effectively we need to get our emotions down on the page. This advice likely came from a well-meaning teacher, or perhaps a […]
You like to write. Perhaps you keep a journal where you write your thoughts down, take a stab at a poem now and then, or even tinker with a short story or […]
I’ll write anytime and anywhere. I’ve written on legal pads, receipts, in the margins of periodicals, really on whatever scratch paper was handy. I’ve even written on my cellphone in a pinch.
Building any career is a challenge, but a career in the arts is twice as challenging. Why? Because on one hand one has to develop his or her craft, and on the […]
The worst day of my writing life was attending a Kurt Vonnegut lecture entitled “How To Get A Job Like Mine.” Great title, right? I couldn’t wait for the big man to […]
“Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.” -Ray Bradbury I come in contact with a lot of aspiring writers, mostly via social media. You can’t swing the […]
I met Kurt Vonnegut once. Don’t be too impressed with my brush with greatness: I paid a week’s wages for the privilege.
Whether to write for free is a divisive question. Some argue that giving your work away not only undermines you but all writers; others argue that we all have to start somewhere. […]
I’ve done a terrible thing. We’re not talking “extremist congressmen hold country hostage, ass rape citizenry” bad, just “Olive Garden ass rapes Italian food” terrible. I intentionally mutilated one of my own […]