Writer’s Tools


Who Owns The Stories?

My friend Luke has been asking questions on his blog about the proprietary nature of personal narratives. He’s been thinking about how parents might use a story about their child to teach a broader point to their readers. A worthy question, and one I’ve been considering as I prepare to […]


Assume the Critique Position 1

  My novel Seven Days in May will be available in paperback and ebook on March 1. In the meantime, it is in the hands of a delicate and gentle friend who is combing the work for mistakes and confusing text and weird timeline glitches. Thank goodness for gentle friends […]


To Be or Not To Be 2

“Jeeves shimmered in with the glass, and stuck it competently on the table.” “Jeeves filtered in with the tea. ” “He moves from point to point with as little uproar as a jellyfish.” “He trickled into my room one morning with a good old cup of tea and intimated that […]