I’ve just published a new podcast episode. You can help support More Stories, my currently dormant podcast. Here’s The Overview Between now and March 15, 2017, I am seeking patrons and sponsors for the More Stories creative writing podcast. I
One of the things I love about the work I do through Words Matter Creative Writing is that I am often in a position to help people accomplish their writing and creative goals. Guided self-publishing is only one of several
I recently finished teaching a class which focused on two novels by Alain de Botton: On Love and The Course of Love. I’ve read On Love a half-dozen times now. It’s a book I have recommended (to near-universal acclaim) to
October is here. I am happy to update you on some of the upcoming local writing classes (for those of you in the Sarasota, Florida area) and other opportunities for writers and other creatives. My grandfather turns 90 this week.
Hello! I wanted to share a few things with you, mid-September. (Where does the time go?) New literature and creative writing classes will begin soon. There are a few other tidbits I wanted to share. I am posting this as both
Happy New Year! As 2016 gets underway, I want to share some information with you. There are a couple of things to cover, here in this blog update. First, let me wish each of you a very Happy New Year.
Summer has drawn to a close, and even though it is still hot and humid in Florida, the time for summer reads is drawing to a close. Fall seems to be the time when people pick up books that are
More Stories: The Creative Writing Podcast Season 3: Episode 6 – A Theory of Storytelling A Theory of Storytelling: Written, literary storytelling is the act of the author translating a story into a text that can be consumed by a
Common advice for writers is this: If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to be a writer. Is this true? That advice, paraphrased, comes from Stephen King’s wonderful book, On Writing. (I highly recommend this book,
More Stories: The Creative Writing Podcast Season 3: Episode 5 – Elements of Narrative Creative Writing. In order to improve our creative writing efforts, it helps us to understand the five basic elements of narrative creative writing or storytelling: Character,