I’m out of here. In fact, I’m offline until Winter Solstice (Dec. 22). There will not be any updates to … Continue reading What I’m working on right now for Fall 2018.
Writers are habit beasts. We stick to what we know. When I was teaching creative writing at Paul Smith’s College, … Continue reading What is an Adirondack Writer?
Warren Ellis writes about Umberto Eco as public intellectual, and compares Italy under Berlusconi to what sounds like the America … Continue reading Why writers are public intellectuals.
If you’ve read Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals or Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings you’ve probably seen the charts and data that … Continue reading I’m a morning writer.
I’m still reeling about Anthony Bourdain’s death. I’m horribly sad about it. He was my generation’s Hunter S. Thompson and … Continue reading On Anthony Bourdain.
From my last newsletter: I just finished reading Appreciative Advising by Jennifer Bloom, Bryan Hutson, and Ye He. I’ve had … Continue reading NOT DEPRESSED for Memorial Day Weekend.
When we arrived at Somerville in July, a close friend said, “My life is a movie.” That’s when this storytelling … Continue reading Stories and the World #3: Oxford.
When I think about stories what I try to do is make sure I pay attention to where I am, … Continue reading Stories and the World #2: Oxford.
After graduating from St. Bonaventure University, my father took me to Egypt as a graduation present. We saw the museum, … Continue reading Stories and the World #1: Egypt.
This is continued from last week’s post. [Image from the edit of the first draft of Human Library] 6. Structure … Continue reading How to write a novel. Part 2.