Writing critique groups can be an intense bummer, yet they’re critical to writing success. How to balance the good and the bad?
I was halfway through writing my new novel, Key Largo Blues, when I realized that Jessie, the 24-year-old granddaughter of Frieda, didn’t have any flaws. I had to find some quick, and that’s how I discovered a fantastic tool for writers. [Read more…]
Older generations went to work to put food on the table. They didn’t have the luxury of feeling passionate about a job. [Read more…]
A couple days ago, my writing group gave me a ration of crap. They started out nice, and then they got pornographic. [Read more…]
What if you faced the choice between losing your inheritance or saddling up for a journey of hundreds of miles on horseback – and you’re in your sixties? That’s the premise for As All My Fathers Were, the latest novel by my friend Jim Misko. We sat down recently to talk about the book and the writing life. [Read more…]
Writing was my dream, but I had to delay it for almost forty years as I worked and raised a family. [Read more…]