Pleased to announce that two of my submissions were finalists in the William Wisdom William Faulkner Writing Competition sponsored by Pirates Alley Faulkner Society, New Orleans. HARMONY’S PEACE & JOY, my current novel-in-progress, was a finalist in that category, and
Sir Walter Scott once said, “I care not who knows it–I write for the general amusement.” Which must be how many of the Olympians feel this week, knowing they are not on pace for a World Record but they will
Happy to announce that my story, “When Walls Weep,” which was one of two finalists for The Editors’ Prize, has now been published in The Florida Review, Vol 39, No.1( and 2, (2015), p. 65/ The story is excerpted, in
Colum McCann’s Letter to a Young Writer resonates with this old writer as well. Wish I’d written it. It’s pretty short, each sentence a meditation. I guarantee you’ll be inspired if you follow the link!
If you like mysteries, and especially if you like baseball, my friend Bill Kennedy (G.W.) is a wonderful writer! DEAD ARM, his newest, is just out! Bill and I are both students of Fred Shafer, the best literary coach in
At the Chicago Writers Conference last weekend, author and teacher Eric Charles May gave a talk about causality in fiction. He said that we all tolerate accidents in real life, and while we may ask “Why?” or “Why me?” at
June 27, 2014 For two years now, we’ve been writing about crafting your first novel and I have insisted that you don’t need to know your whole story in order to begin. This has worked for me through the process