It's been a busy time - maybe for you, too, as we face the traditional end of summer this long weekend. In my monthly contribution to The Writers' Vineyard, I muse on the end of long hot afternoons and the advent of craving soup for supper. You can read it all here.
Five years ago I pitched the MS that became "An Alien's Guide to World Domination."
My monthly contribution to The Writers' Vineyard.
The Writers' Vineyard was out of operation for a bit, due to some technical issues. It's back, and it's a good lesson in all the ways we should back up our work (and of course, back each other up, too). More on the importance of backing up here.
Wrapping up the old year and bringing in the new, my monthly contribution to The Writers' Vineyard invites us to see the Ego as a source for drama in fiction... rather than real life. The Ego, after all, knows well how to create Drama. Conflict. Tension. Spectacle. These form the home turf of the Ego. … Continue reading In the New Year, Befriend Your Ego
My monthly contribution to the Writers' Vineyard, and I'm outing myself as a serial NaNo-er. Is it a bad sign that this year I'm NaNoing in secret, er, private? You tell me. Read it all here.
Celebrating the turn of the season with thoughts on harvests of all sorts, on the Writers' Vineyard this month. It seems a natural human impulse to mark the changing cycles of the year with festivals and rituals that reinforce our sense of belonging to these cycles, or our wish to master them, or both. Afraid … Continue reading Harvesting Words
Thoughts on how our stories can humanize in my contribution this month to the Writers' Vineyard: Even when tempted to shirk the dark, fiction writers can offer views of our emotions, thoughts, plans, dreams, fears, and hopes that help us all realize the essential truth that holds us together: We are all human. Read the whole … Continue reading On the Writers’ Vineyard: Stories that humanize
My monthly contribution to The Writers' Vineyard falls one day before Labor Day. Well, what better excuse to muse about the whole idea of work? I'm not inclined to romanticize manual labor. (I'm pretty lazy, after all.) But one thing about growing food and building shelter - it's pretty clear when you've been successful, and … Continue reading The Labor of Writing
My monthly turn on The Writers' Vineyard - writer, author, marketer - explores the transition from one persona to the next. Read it all here.