MY PERSONAL INTERVIEW

MY PERSONAL INTERVIEW

In the movie of my life, I am played by Martin Landau. I exude confidence, but that wide-eyed look shows I really have no clue.  A quote from my interview by the editors of Crack the Spine Literary Magazine as a featured writer, and it came out pretty good. READ THE...
The Dark Side of Empathy

The Dark Side of Empathy

According to a new best selling academic treatise, we writers can now put empathy in the trash pile along with nameless dread, dreams, melodrama, and other suspect tropes. Forget that you were taught from the first day of the writers workshop that empathy is the...
Thoughts On The Craft – Playing With The Rules

Thoughts On The Craft – Playing With The Rules

At Lesley, “Meneseteung” was assigned reading for Suzanne Berne’s seminar on writing about the past. The story fascinated me, and I wasn’t sure why. I have now read it several times as a guide to my own craft. The more I read it the more I find...
Thoughts On The Craft – Body Language

Thoughts On The Craft – Body Language

Watching people is a way of eavesdropping, a look into their unspoken thoughts and feelings, a look into their uncertainties, worries and fears. People’s gestures and facial expressions tell us things about them that they may not even know themselves. They often put...