I started to write a novel in first person and realized I didn't know how. What's a writer to do? Learn some skills in a short story is the logical answer. Right? Or is that just me?
I've mentioned before that one of the ways I find new books is to check out the long list for the different book awards. When the Man Booker Prize list was released, I was tickled to discover that I'd already explored two of the ten finalists. Admittedly, I didn't like one (Satin Island by Tom… Continue reading And the Winner Is
In reading an interview with my favorite Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, I became obsessed with one of his lines: When I start to write a story, I don’t know the conclusion at all and I don’t know what’s going to happen next. He writes so he can find out what happens! How cool is it that the… Continue reading How Does It End?
Today is going to be a very different Thanksgiving Day for my family. My Dad, Barb, and Rebecca are on their way to a tropical adventure. Meanwhile, DH2U and I are so pleasedl to have been invited to join some friends and their extended family for a Thanksgiving brunch at a restaurant. I've never eaten at… Continue reading Gratitude