The Athletics of Writing
You start out by trying to wake up and get the brain going so you go for a run or a bike or something to flood the neurons with blood and get the connections going that make writing writing. The best ...
Topics: literrary, death of the novels, short stories, contemporary fiction, and writing, publishing, creative writing, banned books
Book Clubs Get Fiery
Just did a ladies book club for Rocket Man and I expected it to be the normal give and take of any book club with questions about the writing process and themes. I don't know if it was the wine or wha...
Topics: hazelgrove rocket man, literary, housing, death of the novels, suburbs, a writers survival guide, banned books
The Quest for Writing Privacy
It is getting increasingly harder to isolate yourself for sustained writing which is writing a novel. I have no phone or Internet connection in my office but the day to day life of kids and work and l...
Television and Books
Bill O'Reilly is bringing out a sequel to Killing Lincoln aptly named Killing Kennedy. Henry Holt the publisher says that due to vigorous sales the second book should be well received. Billy uses a co...
Topics: literary. literature, literary, and writing, publishing, a writers survival guide, banned books
The Help Needs help
Watched half hour of The Help and turned it off. I committed the cardinal sin of watching a movie that I READ THE BOOK. The movie was just so over the top and so obviously slanted toward women and so ...
Topics: southern drama, literary, the help, and writing, a writers survival guide, christmas movies, banned books