Tips for writers

THE BRINK 

The Brink

I recently attended a literary festival featuring the writer Hilary Mantel. In her keynote speech, she spoke about the writing life – its charms, idiosyncrasies and sometimes, pitfalls.  Near the end of her speech, Dame Mantel said         something that I will remember forever...  >>> more

 

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER

DinnerLee K. Abbott one of my favorite writers and teachers of writing– advises his students to start with the trouble. I have Lee’s words taped to the wall of my writing room, because they remind me to get to the point already… >>>more

 

PAGE-A-DAY ("HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING & LOVE WRITING AGAIN")

swinging bridgeI had a notion in my head (a silly notion of the worst kind, that is to say, another author I admired told me this and for some reason I assumed that because I wanted to write, it applied inherently to me) that writers, real writers, worked by some sort of mechanism and alchemy, a specific set of circumstance... >>>more