The Writing Life

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Sleeping Among the Sea Grapes

In my move this week (amazing how less expensive it is to live riverside rather than beachside), I ran across a book that reminded me that being a writer is … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is it about the second time around that brings forth so much trepidation? Musicians are often times most harshly judged by their sophomore album, and the same goes for … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Scene-Building: Beginnings

Scenes are the core building blocks of my fiction writing style. I don’t think in chapters at all anymore, except as a big-picture timeline of the story. It is the … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Simplicity @ its Best!

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a writer, the most sought-after praise I would want is for my work to be called ‘clever’ – … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Call Me An Author!

  I did it…I just finished my first novel, Oldsters. First draft came in at just under 122k, and I can’t think of a better way to have celebrated Independence … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Joining a Book Club

a n x i e t y I recently joined a local book club, and while I’m looking forward to the first meeting in a few weeks, I have a … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Journey with Steinbeck Continues…

I’ve taken a summer lover! After reading East of Eden and the journal he kept while writing Eden, it appears I’m embarking on a summer affair with John Steinbeck. Next … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment