- I write stories, humor and poetry as well as my thoughts about music, language, culture and the experience of cross-cultural living. Watch for my novel set on the island of Palawan in the Philippines...
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Category Archives: Writing Craft
There is a Career For You in Self-Help Publishing! It’s just a matter of knowing how to plan your series of books. Yes, a series. Many wannabe Self-Help Writers don’t realize this, but people who need help need lots of … Continue reading
Believe it or not, but the dozen or so English phrases my almost-two-year-old grandson has mastered illustrate all the elements needed in the writing of good fiction. I recently spent about a week with Max and got to hear him … Continue reading
It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. As always, Mark Twain uses humor to make us think. What do you think… how is truth stranger than … Continue reading
Even Groucho Marx tells us to read: I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.
A great reminder from Michael Crichton: Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.
Part of the creative process of writing occurs while actually writing. This is because of the relatively slower rate at which even the fastest scribe among us can put words to paper, as opposed to how quickly we can speak, … Continue reading