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De-Cobwebification

It occurred to me this morning that I hadn’t posted to this blog in a while.…

Choice and Choices Across the Worlds We Inhabit and Create

 Lately, I’ve been thinking about choice, and choices, in the worlds I inhabit, and those I…

Automatic Writing?

  Automatic writing or psychography is a claimed psychic ability allowing a person to produce written…

Gorilla vs. Guerilla Marketing, Amazon, Chapbooks, and Democratizing Writing

I posted on my blog about a month ago that I had in mind to produce…

SmartPig Chapbooks Series, #1, “Dog is My Co-Pilot”

I’d never heard of, or thought about, chapbooks before learning about them while at Goddard, in…

My Ten Things….

My Ten I recently read an article about Yo-Yo Ma, and how he’s getting through the…

Housesitting Writing Retreat How-To

I’m trying something new.  I’m on a writing retreat in someone else’s house; I didn’t break-in,…

Plans for 2020

Welcome to the new year! My latest book, a collection of short stories, is doing well…

New Short Story Collection Published!

My latest book, titled No Man is an Island… Except Me, just went live on Amazon…

The importance of big “W” versus little “w” writing in the life and times (and sanity) of a writer

“Write Every Day!” – This advice is casually tossed around in any and every discussion of Writing…

13 Books for Writers, by Writers, about Writing

I was recently speaking with a friend who’s also a writer, and we got to talking…

MFA Winding Down… What’s Next?

I heard from my advisor yesterday… she’s happy with my thesis. {imagine the release of a…

MFA, Short Story Collection, and what I’m working on this morning ….

Why is a guy who’s written and published four novels back in school pursuing an MFA?…

Writers writing about writing, for writers, 5 top choices

One of the easiest things any writer, no matter their age or experience, can do to…

Storyteller versus Writer

I tell people I’m a writer. It’s possible that I’m lying … or at least that…

3 Easy Ways to Build Your Writing Community

Writing is a task best done by oneself. Wait, that’s not true … let me rephrase…

Exploring Iceland in Relentless Daylight

I just got back from two weeks in Iceland with my wife and son. We had…

Discovering America

I recently returned from an extended trip around the country with my son Ben. We traveled…

Neurodiverse Characters in Fiction

I gave a talk at Landmark College, located in Putney, Vermont, this week, and it was…