Party Talk for Writers

Renoir Le Dejeuner

“A writer loves the dark, loves it, but is always fumbling around in the light.” ~ Joy Williams This is the way writers should talk.  Even our chitchat should challenge our friends.  Imagine yourself deploying this quote at a party, turning heads with this delicious twist about “fumbling in the light”.  People speak of fumbling […]

Death by Literature

Kid vs literature

I remember chasing my teenage son around the house with a book.  450 pages!  To hit him, yes.  Clobber him!  With the power of a good story.  He escaped to his bedroom, buried his head beneath the pillow and bellowed gibberish. I waited him out.  Years later, I wonder why Shike: Time of the Dragons […]

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