“….I miss just writing. I miss creating something new, thinking up new and quirky scenarios to put my characters in. New ways to present information. I miss the feeling of fresh words flowing.
Filling up blank pages with words is so exciting for me, and it gives me a sense of purpose. So when I’m not writing, I get into this slump….” Continue reading When I’m Not Writing
I was talking with a group of fellow writers once, when a guy turned to me and said, “Don’t you hate that we’ll never be able to write anything good, like something raw and devastating, since we’ve never experienced anything … Continue reading We All Have a Story to Tell
I’m not an open person. I don’t generally talk about real things unless I feel extremely comfortable with you – which means we’ve been friends for several years. With others, it’s merely surface things. I have no problem talking about … Continue reading What I Fear About Writing
When I taught literature at SEMO University as an adjunct, my student read one of my short stories. It was published in Journey, SEMO’s literary magazine, while I was a grad student. My first thought when he told me he … Continue reading Expectations