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Writing: Doing the Work With A Smile And A Prayer

Something very special is currently developing in my writing life; however, it is too soon to tell what exactly will develop.  It’s like a Polaroid picture, waiting and staring at the gray square that, with a bit more time, will show if your photo is a keeper or throwaway. At times, it is hard to […]

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Writing From A Distance

The other day, after writing the first draft of my latest screenplay, I drove to Butano State Park and went for a hike.  Now, you might be asking, “How does this relate to writing?” As most of you know, writing, in most cases, occurs in solitude with a focused state of mind.  Even a writer, […]

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Writing With Invisible Ink

This post has nothing to do with the creative writing process and everything to do with the consequences of being a writer.  So, I won’t discuss how I start a writing project, continue through the process, or how I push toward its completion.  I’ll leave that post for another time.  This post is about living […]

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Uh, This Week? Yeah, I’m Still Hanging In There

The most exciting thing that happened this week is that the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, which is special because I live in San Francisco, and I’m a Giants fan. Okay, I just had to get that out of the way. Now for the bittersweet: Less than 90 days ago, two literary agents […]

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