The Best Hookers

A couple of years ago I signed up for an Algonkian writer’s workshop.  I was interested in the workshop because I wanted to see how my writing stood up to the scrutiny of others, but also because I wanted to see what the competition looked like:  What were other first-time novelists writing about?  How captivating were … Read more

Writers Wreaking Havoc

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. Mae West said that, and she should know.   To a regular human, that sentiment may be a recipe for disaster, but to a writer, those words should be voluptuous pieces of seductive advice. One of the really cool things about writing is the … Read more

The Journey Is the Reward

I have to keep telling myself that.  Over and over.  It’s become my Writer’s Mantra: “The journey is the reward.”  (My second choice for a mantra would be “Success is the best revenge,” but I’m still working on the success part.) I’ve recently had a stretch of good road (figuratively speaking, of course. Here in … Read more