• Life of the Mind

    A New Old Novel – “Prudence”

    After finishing and revising the early drafts of Just Another Week in Suburbia in 2012, I started thinking about what I should write next. Like most writers, I always have ideas. Often, the query is if those ideas are ready to be written. Sometimes, they need to gestate. Then they…

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  • One Terrific Lie

    Revision and Genre

    My WIP has long been neglected. It was never my intention. Usually, when I finish anything – be it short story, novel, or screenplay – I launch straight into revision, and keep revising (reading it over and over) until I can get nothing more out of it. Then I give…

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  • One Terrific Lie

    116,990

    One of the hardest things in writing is being honest with yourself and, much more importantly, your writing. The problem is sending your writing out into the world, where the following will judge it: family friends peers the reading public critics. These forces influence the writer in different ways. Some…

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