If you're a writer (or want to be one) and you're not always trying to learn, then you're a knucklehead.
Some writers’ workshops are thinly disguised vacations. (I’ve avoided them.) Then there are the Workshops run by Kris Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith. They’re held out on the beautiful Oregon coast, but in most cases you don’t get much, if any, time to enjoy the pounding surf and other enticements. You’re there to work on the […]
Today marks the third of three straight days of birthdays celebrated by seminal writing influences of mine. Jeanne Cavelos, whose Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop turned my writing career around, celebrated her birthday on Wednesday. When I attended Odyssey in 2006, I was struggling mightily, more with confidence than anything else. I’d enjoyed considerable success with my […]
In the end, it was just a house. I warmed up for my tour of Ernest Hemingway’s house on Key West by listening to Bach’s Second Brandenburg Concerto as I walked, figuring what better way to set the stage for artistic immortality than hearing Johann Sebastian at his very best. I paid my twelve dollars and […]