This Forbes story lists authors as having one of the ten happiest jobs. Sounds right to me.
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 […]
Birthdays of Three Seminal Influences
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 […]
On Hemingway and Immortality
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 […]