The Writing Life

Serving the Story

                I have just murdered, torn apart and dismembered, the most perfect chapter I’ve ever written. I cannot tell you how marvelous the details were, the emotion, the wild energy, the use of metaphor. I read it at Lit Salon, I showed it to my reader posse –…

Kaizen for 2017

  I’m not quite clear how it got to be 2017, but here we are. Another year and a clean slate ahead of us.(Many of you may be relieved to hear that I’m not going to waste one more ounce of energy ranting about politics this year.) What will you write in 2017? Are you…

My Old Lover

New York is like an old lover you go back to briefly. You know it can’t last, but oh my God – the old buzz is still there, the memories. I will always be in love with this city. The  jazz-like rhythm walking down the streets, the smells, the sounds, the crazy energy, the wild…