Book Reviews & Discussions, Character Development, Writing Resources, Writing workshops

It’s all in the details…or is it?

Less than 60 pages in, I am about to put We Were The Mulvaneys on my "Got Bored, Maybe Later" Goodreads shelf. Now I know this book is highly regarded, as is Oates herself. And I respect her talent, and her longevity as a writer, very much enjoyed The Falls.  But this crossroads I'm at… Continue reading It’s all in the details…or is it?

Book Reviews & Discussions, Character Development, The Writing Life, Writing Prompts, Writing Resources, Writing workshops

Eating Your Words thru Chance Operation

There was a poet. As a regular exercise, he would lock himself in his house and play Pink Floyd's The Wall non-stop for two days. During this time, he would sit and jot down random words that came to mind. When the time was up, he would take the pieces of paper and cut them up so… Continue reading Eating Your Words thru Chance Operation

Book Reviews & Discussions, Character Development, Guest Blogs, Oldsters, The Vault, Turn the Page, Writing Resources, Writing workshops

…word slingers wanted

A huge part of the writing life is learning from others. Whether it's reading fiction, or reading about writing through books, magazines/e-zines or other authors' blogs, I am excited if I take one nugget of information away that I can apply to my writing. To that end, I want to reciprocate. That means structuring this… Continue reading …word slingers wanted

Writing workshops

…always the student

I spent today in beautiful Sarasota, Fl - about 40 minutes from my home in St. Petersburg - attending a writing workshop led by CNN Senior Copy Editor and novelist John DeDakis. DeDakis has been with CNN for years, and currently works on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. He's also the author of two… Continue reading …always the student