Category Archives: Writing

Launch! “Thoughts I Wrote Down…” is Now Live!

The time for even more of my opinions has come. My essay collection,¬†Thoughts I Wrote Down Because I Hate Talking to People is now live at several merchant sites. It will become available in several others in the coming days. Here is a universal link to see if your preferred source for ebooks has it. …

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Announcement on Essays

Though in Maryland February felt like March, or in fact felt like May, it is still winter, officially, for a few more weeks. Come the 20th of this month, however, regardless of the temperature, spring begins. Also on that day, I will be launching the collection of essays I’ve been working on! Yes, that is …

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The Play (Dialogue) Is the Thing.

I’m near the end of a latter draft-a stage script I’ve been working on for about two years or so, with some time off. Comedy, with a few touching (one hopes) moments. It’s the first full length play I have written. I like it. I think it’s funny when it should be. The plot is …

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How Much Writing Do You Save?

On a top shelve in my closest is a set of boxes full of paper. The thickest of these contained the original first draft of my debut novel, Flowers of Dionysus.¬†Four hundred-fifty odd printed pages. (I think the word count was around 120,000.) Those boxed pages of my proto-novel have scribblings in red ink all …

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Forget Number of Words.

There are times, when you work for someone else or if you are entering a contest when you need to pay strict attention to how many words are in your story. And I’m aware that,at least for now, the traditional market has its own standards for length of work it is willing to try to …

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