What I Do When I’m Not Writing

By Brian Kaufman Introduced to a new coworker recently, “What do you do for fun?” I explained that I write. Since I write textbooks for a living, my new friend pressed me for a different answer. “No, not work. What do you do for fun?” I write. “You don’t spend every moment of every dayContinue reading “What I Do When I’m Not Writing”

MIXING A LITTLE GENRE COCKTAIL: GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU

By Miranda Birt Originally posted January 22, 2020 Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw itContinue reading “MIXING A LITTLE GENRE COCKTAIL: GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU”

Writers Are Passionate People

By David E. Sharp Originally posted July 2019 While I try to avoid generalized statements, I believe there is a strong case for this one. Who else would put themselves through the agony of word counts, shitty first drafts, killing your darlings, receiving criticism with a smile and a thank you and stacks upon stacksContinue reading “Writers Are Passionate People”

What’s in Your Wallet? How Are You Defining Your Work?

By Ronda Simmons We humans like to categorize things: friend or foe, sweet or sour, paper or plastic. When it comes to literature, a book has got to fit into a niche. Not only does it help the library or bookstore know where to shelve the piece, but it also helps the reader, who wantsContinue reading “What’s in Your Wallet? How Are You Defining Your Work?”