I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to post about what I’ve been working on. I’m finishing my second session of The Writers Studio’s level two class. We’ve focused on improving our use of first- and third-person narrators in our work, modeling writers who have used interesting narrators in their short stories. This term... Continue Reading →
I don't know if writers are more prone to introspection than other people are. Perhaps other creative and artistic people also spend a lot of time in self-examination. Or maybe it's just how I function. My sense of who I am as a writer is undergoing another shift. For years, I thought I'd write mysteries.... Continue Reading →
We’re All Fine Here Now, Thank You. How Are You?
I took the title of today's blog post from a scene in the original Star Wars. Fans of the franchise will no doubt recognize Han Solo's remarks on the intercom while impersonating an Imperial stormtrooper. I chose that title because I feel like I spend a lot of time having that exchange with people. It’s... Continue Reading →
O Brave New World
We’ve been talking for a few months about joining those who ditched their cable subscriptions. We finally took the plunge this week. You might ask: Is that really noteworthy or something to analyze on my blog? Jen and I are Gen-Xers, so we were kids when cable services first became a big deal. Jen said... Continue Reading →