Read my story "What Billie and Phyllis Sang About", about an abandoned black woman left to survive alone in Harlem, in the new issue of Atticus Review. My favorite Billie Holiday and Phyllis Hyman music is on the story's companion soundtrack Here. #BillieandPhyllis
Spirit of Writing Week 9: Useful Gifts For Writers (and Free Tips too…)
There is something in the nature of the loner personality both ill-fated and magically destined to imagine for a living which creates a kleptomania for life overall, the evidence of which are astounding collections of curiosities and mementos and souvenirs and of course BOOKS. And, it is actually okay for you to add to it with the right gifts...End 2014 writing, not planning to write again in 2015. The Spirit of Writing: 12 Weeks of Practice.
Spirit of Writing Week 8: You Have To Give To Get…
Although it appears solitary, writing is a collaboration at all times…End 2014 writing, not planning to write again in 2015. The Spirit of Writing: 12 Weeks of Practice.
Spirit of Writing Week 7: Forge…
You have to start strong not just once, but all throughout...End 2014 writing, not planning to write again in 2015. The Spirit of Writing: 12 Weeks of Practice.
Spirit of Writing Week 6: Edit and Revise…Now and Forever
This weekend, especially with a long holiday weekend coming up and the end of National Novel Writing Month, respect your accomplishments but commit yourself to EDITING in December. So, by the start of the new year, you will have a project (or two, or three) ready to go...End 2014 writing, not planning to write again in 2015. The Spirit of Writing: 12 Weeks of Practice.
Laboring a novel online…
Because of information, images, stories and archives on the Internet, I was able to massage those old memories from the comfort of my own home (as opposed to daylong stints in the library, which I still love to have). I am quite sure I was able to go deeper into some topics and subjects because of online archiving. Furthermore, I was able to publish parts of the work online in outside venues, to cement the idea the book was real and not just a whim of my imagination.
“Drinking Alone”…my story debuts in Intellectual Refuge
Just in time for Friday Happy Hour...My story "Drinking Alone" debuts in Intellectual Refuge literary journal...