creativity · writing

How a Writing Group Advances Your Game

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash In the center of 2017, I joined a band of writers. Some of us were published or about to be published while others scribbled in the dark, in a closet, far from anyone’s prying eyes. We were a group of strangers who somehow threw ourselves into a lively, terrifically entertaining… Continue reading How a Writing Group Advances Your Game

dogs · life

Best in House Beats Best in Show

Author Photo of Muse in Writer’s Lair The first email was cryptic: Is Sno’s head swollen? I mulled that one for hours. Why would my dog’s head be swollen? He’s a robust, cheerful guy, smarter than his people, but a stalwart, healthy, hearty family member. His head is just fine. Other perplexing messages followed, the last… Continue reading Best in House Beats Best in Show

book review · books · writing

We Know Who, What, When, Where, and Why–We’re Reading for How

Photo by Anna Demianenko on Unsplash This story authority is respected, celebrated and followed and all manner of things that come with being smart, articulate, generous — and a fine writer, gifted teacher. Every few months, he explodes. In a tight, well-wrought rant, he blasts a book that does not work the way that he thinks it should.… Continue reading We Know Who, What, When, Where, and Why–We’re Reading for How