Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
Where does one find time to write? In recent days I have found myself pondering that question. There are multiple things I want to accomplish, but I seem to have forgotten how much time babies take. And how much babysitting seems like “sitting around… Continue Reading “That Old Question”
but let me back up for a second. At first, I did not intend to do Ali’s challenge. But, as I was looking through our garage for one thing, I found a ton of other stuff for my office. This ton of stuff included… Continue Reading “Ali owes me money”
“Afloat and terrifyingly free upon these boundless seas, the writer attempts, with his bare hands, the magical task of metamorphosis. Like the figure in the fairy tale who must spin straw into gold, the writer must find the trick of weaving the waters together… Continue Reading “Mentor of the Month: Salman Rushdie: Part Two: Influence”
Okay, there’s a secret I’ve been keeping that I think only really Ali knows…and Deb to a certain degree. But I, I confess, write poetry as well as fiction. However, I’ve never sent any of my poems out to publishers/magazines until today. I can’t… Continue Reading “OMG…what did I just do?”
My son and I have been reading nightly since he was born. I read the entire Harry Potter series out loud (that equals the first five books at that point) during his first year of life. While he does not remember this experience, I… Continue Reading “Reading to Your Kids and What You Learn”
Today is Pueblo’s Writing Marathon. Unfortunately, due to the timing, I won’t be able to make it. So, I’ve decided that I will do a writing marathon of my very own. Today I shall hit a couple different spots and freewrite and then share… Continue Reading “A Writing Marathon of My Own”
“If you read two hundred or so novels, you do begin to notice certain general trends and themes. There was a point at which I said that if read another novel about a young girl beginning to menstruate, I’d scream.”—Salman Rushdie, “The Best of… Continue Reading “Mentor of the Month: Salman Rushdie: Part One: Stuff the Editors Think”