I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday I returned from beautiful San Diego, where I attended a friend’s graduation and another’s wedding, only to find that ever-ominous SASE waiting in my stack of mail. (For the uninitiated, that’s “Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope”; the vessel that carries the “yes” or “no” to your literary… Read more about Agents Return the Call
After four and a half years of writing and rewriting, agents have been notified that my novel exists. I spent careful time selecting the right people, and then spent another few days writing a short synopsis of the entire book. In the end, I was glad to create such a concise description; it confirmed that… Read more about Queries Away
As a literature student, I’ve dismissed writing as unworthy from the comfort of my seat within the ivory tower. Some of it was warranted; some carried more pretension than weight. But since I stopped calling myself an “artist” in exchange for the more practical term “craftsman,” I’ve been able to approach various forms of writing… Read more about Outside the Ivory Tower
This post began as an abandoned thought back in July. It started like this: Sometimes I wonder why I’m writing a novel in a world where movies are the most profitable means of entertainment, and sometimes art. The above occurred when I still struggled with how best to rewrite my novel. I wondered why people… Read more about In a World Where Movies Are King
I’ve been musing about publishing lately. There’s more to come, but here’s something to chew on in the meantime. This is a video I’ve liked for a couple years now. It’s called “Epic 2014” by Robin Sloan. Is this where our society is heading? I hope not. Enjoy the 1984 allusions. § UPDATE: Check out… Read more about Future of Publishing?