Filling up the writing well
The well goes dry quickly. Maybe a couple hours. Those dudes who write all day are amazing. For most writers it is a few hours and the day is finished. All you can do is gas up for the next day. And y...
Topics: first novel, published, liteary, fiction writing, biking and writing, creative writing, book business
The Novel Biker and other Writing Rituals
I am a novel biker. I ride fifteen miles a day weather permitting otherwise I am on the trainer. I ride alone. I write alone. There is a connection. When I first started writing I found out that joggi...
Topics: bikers, literary, publishhing, contemporary fiction, digitial writers, biking and writing, jogging and writing, banned books
When You Finish Your Novel
So for years you have been working on this thing. Every day your routine is built around how much of the book you get finished. It is the structure that is your world. It is your nine to five and yo...
Topics: finishing your book, literary, digitial writers, and writing, biking and writing, reading, novels
Those Rejection letters that Never Come Anymore
Notice how you just don’t get a response with email? The standard rejection letter for anything now is a no response. Once upon a time we used to get letters, responses from people saying, “no tha...
Topics: bookclubs, rejection letters, novelists, mfa, authors, biking and writing, literary. literature, writing groups, publishers, literary, conversations, publishing, creative writing
Twains Response to Keillor review of his Autobiography
Long dead that I am I will take a moment to respond to a man who lives in a age where the majority of people watch Dancing with the Stars and ruminate on the misfortune of Snooki and most people can't...
Topics: prose, first novels, internet and writers, biking and writing, readers, literary. literature, literary, poets, shortstories, contemporary fiction, print, publishing, banned books