Questions from a hopeful Neo: Why do I have to choose an audience?

Most published authors field questions from new and aspiring writers at some point in their careers. They wonder how to get published, who to schmooze and, if they’re really serious, they ask questions about craft and style and substance. More … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Professional Amateur, #5: Black Box Theater
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I recently read a manuscript in which two characters were described as being in a theater. A dialogue ensued and I visualized the duo sitting in the empty hall chatting. I was surprised when the writer mentioned someone nearby coughing. … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence Quarantine Diaries Episode 15: Of books old and new…

So, I’ve been deep in the throes of plotting and planning and behind-the-scenes stuff, so let me bring you up to speed,here. New novel landed in July, “The Second Star”. I just got the royalties statement for the launch period … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence Quarantine Diaries Episode 14: No Rest for the Busy… and Reflections on Legacy

So I used the time I am spending inside my house – covid, and toxic air, and all like that – in order to try and earn some money. I am doing critique reports for manuscripts through an agency that … Continue reading

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Writing Life: Deconstructing the World

I’ve got a writing exercise for ya.’ I’m hopeful it will put ideas into your head. It requires reverse engineering something, in this case, greeting cards.  Those new any occasion cards with blank interiors are the best for this. Here’s … Continue reading

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