After having read—and loved—her An American Marriage in 2020, I knew I had to kick off 2021 with Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.
Ordinarily, the individual to whom a book will be dedicated comes to me with ease. And Ampersand was an exception. No one person stood out. No one moment emerged as an a-ha!, and yet some entity's gravitational pull slowly drew me into its orbit. You. It was you and...
2021 is all about new: a new site, a new pen name, and a new book!
We can’t always live, step-by-step, a day in the life of our characters, but method writing helps us *breathe* life into our characters.
And I don’t want transient. I don’t want transactional. We must aspire to something more.
Forget ‘rithmetic. This month has been one of reading, revising, and researching, and I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two while focusing on these three new Rs.
I’m thrilled to share I’ve been elected to the board of directors for the Wisconsin Writers Association!
Since 2016, the Writescast Network has reached tens of thousands of writers around the globe. You’ve been here as I’ve recorded nearly 6,000—yes six thousand minutes of content for writers, by writers—which means it would take you nearly one hundred hours, or more...
For as sideways as the world went this year, there’s still time yet. Don’t count out what days remain. Don’t count out the return of the good fortune you’ve been cultivating. Don’t count yourself out. There are better days ahead.