I have a very real and tactile memory of a great number of things from my elementary school, Adams Elementary, in Hamilton, Ohio. I can close my eyes, and almost feel myself there. I can feel the texture of the
It is inevitable. Whenever we meet new folks, the question comes up: “So, Eric, what do YOU do for a living?” There’s a long, complicated answer to that question, which for me, boils down to: “Not much of anything.” Over
One of my writer friends commented to me this week: “You are so lucky to be able to write full-time.” I responded: “I’m very blessed…” People who WANT to write, but find themselves with less-than-ideal circumstances have told me how
Strategic planning. Sounds stuffy. Like it comes from corporate America. Like something that is the polar opposite of creativity and the freedom to write. Right? Hardly. It seems to me that there are any number of writers (even some I
Here is a brief discussion of the writing process (mine, specifically) for this installment of The Three Minute Writer. Thanks for watching!!
Belinda Nicoll is a Columbus, Ohio-based (with a globe-trotting background) writer & creativity coach, and she is a lovely, kind, and generous writerly friend. Belinda and I have never worked together, but in our circle of Queens University compatriots, Belinda’s writing and
I first read a Pinckney Benedict story before I realized who Pinckney was, and before I realized I would be studying in a program where he is a member of the instructional staff. About a year before I decided to