If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you know about my intense admiration for Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I consider her the single best teacher I’ve ever had. The workshops run by her and Dean Wesley Smith have changed my life. She’s also one of my favorite writers. (And also a heckuva person, […]
Surviving the Kris Rusch Death March
I’m writing this from gate D9 at the Portland, Oregon airport, waiting for my flight back to Boston after spending over a week on the Oregon Coast. I’m tired but very excited about my writing and what the future holds. I was one of eighteen professional writers working with Kristine Kathryn Rusch (and at the […]
I’ve mentioned before and will mention again how much I’ve learned at the great workshops offered by Kris Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith. Here’s a schedule of the ones they’ll be offering in 2011. I highly recommend them.
John Wooden and Writing
This is about writing, not sports. Trust me. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden died last Friday at the age of 99. He left behind a number of quotes that transcend sports and I’d like to apply to writing. Let’s have a look. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that […]
Don’t Be a Knucklehead
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 […]