Today, one of the writing feeds I scan on occasion posted a list entitled “10 Vital Novel Writing Tips.” I read it through once, and thought, “okay, simplistic but whatever,” but then I began to think about the tips given and how very boring reading would be if every novelist thought this way. Here is … More Ten “Vital” Novel Writing Tips?
Recently, in a New York TImes opinion piece, writer David Brooks argued that literature and the humanities had lost its way in that, rather than focusing on the inward person, to “cultivate the human core, that part of a person we might call the spirit, the soul…” (whatever that means), it has begun to focus … More Addressing Social Justice in Literature and Art
My husband and I have made a deal to encourage one another to write in our blogs, at least once a week. I’m heading back into my last year of graduate school, but damn it all, I need to write my own stuff, too. So I’m getting back in the saddle again. Write on, fellow … More Back in the Saddle