I’ve been trolling about, looking for online bits about creating characters and found this site that has a ton of good (and free) information. If you’ve found a site that’s helped you with your writing, post it here.
I am often asked what I think of MFAs and whether that’s the next natural step for writers who are serious about writing. This guy says it better than just about anyone (and thank you Ariella Jochai for sending me … Continue reading
Publishers Weekly published a short piece by Pulitzer prize winner Paul Harding–his advice to writers. It’s a very short piece but packed with great advice. I like what he says about telling the truth through fiction, and so much more.
“For me, a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) … Continue reading
I first discovered Karen Karbo’s work with her first novel, Trespassers Welcome Here. I loved her writing and wit. I’ve followed her work over the years, have gotten to know her a bit, and recently did this Q&A with her … Continue reading
My story, “Crazy for you,” along with those of T. Jefferson Parker, Susan Straight, Laura Lippman, George Pelicanos, Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, Joyce Carol Oates, and more, is in it. Page 155, if I’m not mistaken. Publishers Weekly gave it … Continue reading