November 1, 2018
Word décor is trendy, but many writers avoid it. Why? Under what conditions will writers allow the written word to be used as art in their living spaces?
May 22, 2014
A review of Charles Murray's latest book.
February 26, 2014
An old woman recalls the painful lessons of her childhood and the loss of her husband.
January 29, 2014
This story is my re-telling of one of the Greek Dionysus myths. It takes place in a small town in the American south, sometime in the early to mid-1900s.
December 26, 2013
Your intended audience and your real audience are not necessarily composed of the same people.
November 26, 2013
The Hunger Games is a compelling book, but its disturbing sense of life is one that people should not internalize.
October 25, 2013
If you understand that there is a "sense of life" in fiction, you have a powerful tool for understanding the intangible, emotional impact of the stories you read.
September 25, 2013
When and how to use profanity in your writing
March 29, 2013
Don't let the sting of criticism stop you from becoming an excellent writer.
February 20, 2013