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A Letter To My Inner Editor

This year is the year of writing, sharing and getting involved! I’ve decided to say ‘yes!’ with open arms to any writing challenge or opportunity that presents itself. 425 more words


A last riff (for now) on Gravity's Rainbow (and Disney's Fantasia)

Disney’s Fantasia is one of the better film adaptations of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Gravity’s Rainbow. 

At least this thought zipped into my head a few weeks back, as I watched the film with my wife and kids.  1,214 more words


Submission to a Literary Agent or a Publishing House

The submission to a literary agent or a publishing house, consists of two stages: the query letter and the book proposal. The query letter is a first written communication, one page maximum, introducing yourself and your book or book project, in which you ask the agent or editor if he’s interested in receiving a broader proposal. 684 more words

On Editing

Please stay tuned.....

Plans are underway for two conferences this fall……

Dates and locations to be announced

And it’s so true: I do love gathering writers.
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First Date

(A preview of what’s to come, in my yet-to-be-completed memoir-ish piece that I’m hoping to polish in several weeks.)

“You know what I’ve come to realize?” 1,017 more words


SoCS - Almost Ready

Am I cheating by posting a SoCS post here? Maybe. But you see I’m not ready to come back. Not quite. I did say that I would take a month off from blogging and that month is almost over. 171 more words


To me, on my third... birthday?

Although the notion might meet with disagreement from my friend who birthed a real live human this week (Mazel and welcome, little peach!), producing a piece of writing is, for me (and a few thousand others), a little like having a baby. 732 more words

The View From Here