06 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Can writing be taught?

The summer fiction issue of the New Yorker addresses the subject of writers workshops in an article by Louis Menand. The article covers the famous creative writing programs — Iowa, Brown, others — and asks the question, “Can writing be taught?” I don’t know if writing can be taught. I do know it can be […]

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10 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Writing lessons — Money flows toward the writer

My work blog and my writing blog collided this week:  Can print-on-demand save publishing? POD, or print-on-demand, gets conflated with vanity presses all the time. I address that in the blog — if mainstream publishing adopts print-on-demand, they will have to first create a rebranding campaign to make sure that everyone knows that just because something is POD doesn’t […]

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05 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

The writing life — friends, family, margaritas in the shade

Visited friends in San Antonio, and as I predicted, there was beer. Also, margaritas. Ben Tom and A and I visited Johnny Love and Melissa and their four boys. We sat in the shade in the back yard and caught up on life, friends, work, family, everything that makes life worth living. And K called from […]

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