Category Archives: Good writing

How would you rediscover America?

Since I returned from my mini-Steinbeck odyssey, I’ve had the chance to read Peter Zheutlin’s (a festival guest speaker) soon-to-be-released book The Dog Went Over the Mountain. Motivated by John Steinbeck, Zheutlin took a cross-country trip in 2018 with his rescue dog Albie. The two traversed America in a convertible for over six weeks. Suffice…
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A Writer Goes to Tampa: AWP18

First off, apologies for not blogging for some time. March was a particularly hectic month but that’s no excuse. So-onto AWP18, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference I recently attended in Tampa. With literally hundreds of top-notch discussions about everything from writing topics, the craft of writing, and the publication process to choose…
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What’s on My Bedside Reading Table

June has been an excellent month for fiction! Longer daylight hours and more energy means more time to read. Here are a few of my favorites: Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles I couldn’t wait for this book to come out! The final book in the trilogy of Natchez Burning (amazing read, with one of the…
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What Should I Write About? The Possibilities are Endless!

Goodbye March! Frankly I’m glad to see you go. April will arrive in less than 24-hours, bringing with it a renewed sense of hope, more daylight hours, and all sorts of new story ideas. A question I often hear as a writer is “Where do you get your ideas?” or its frequent companion, “Aren’t you…
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