I love to make people laugh, and So Hard to Do frisks along merrily, replete with many slapstick moments. While I was writing the novel, I experienced several laugh-out-loud moments, especially when my characters started acting inappropriately—or in some cases, idiotically. Once or twice,… Continue Reading “What Moves Me Most in My Novel by Sally Basmajian”
Writers across the globe, and from the first written writing system to today, have looked to the heavens for help with writing. In 3200 BC, Sumeria created the first writing system, and writers began looking to the goddess Nisaba. Egyptian writers begged Seshat for… Continue Reading “Do You Need a Muse to Eliminate Writer’s Block? by Teri M Brown”
There’s a beautiful state of being—what experts call a flow state—that sometimes overtakes authors while writing. It’s like time ceases to exist, and a writer is fully invested in/experiencing the words as they come.
Age 11. My best friend had a typewriter and using two fingers he typed out a story I dictated, signed, stating my age, and submitted for publication. I don’t remember where but I do recall that I thought using… Continue Reading “Interview with Alan Kessler”
1-How do you schedule your life when you’re writing? I do my best writing in the early morning, while I’m feeling fresh and my mind is clear. I tried writing in the evening after work as well, but was too tired to achieve the… Continue Reading “Interview with Hrvoje Butković”
When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer? Probably during my freshman year of college. I had already developed IDEAS for many short stories and a few books by then. Freshman year, though, was the first time that I actually… Continue Reading “Interview with Fred Tippett”
There’s a series of short poems in Section Five of The Sandpiper’s Spell, which include some of my favorites. They are quite minimal and juxtapose images with simple observation and metaphor. “I dream of kumquats…” is a favorite among them:
1-When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I was in the second grade or seven years old, I wrote a story called The Enormous Garden. My teacher said that for seven years old, my descriptions were like that of… Continue Reading “Interview With Chelsea DeVries”