Plant Based

The term “Plant Based” is suddenly trendy.  As a writer, I find this interesting—I’m always curious about the newest permutations of words and phrases that establish themselves in the English language—and I am fascinated observing which such additions evanesce, and which endure. But I’m even more intrigued by this term’s ascension because I am [...]

2020-03-03T00:57:50+00:00February 5th, 2020|Vegetarian Food|

Is There a Right Way to Write a Novel?

I recently found myself reading an article on the web. It purported to reveal the correct way to write a novel. I am immediately distrustful of anyone who insists that there is only one correct way of doing anything. I believe I have some good empirical evidence to back this up. Before committing to [...]

2020-02-05T20:55:20+00:00December 12th, 2019|Fiction Writing|

Writing vs. Storytelling

I shared some interesting correspondence with a friend recently. We’re in our late sixties now, but he and I met in college in the 1970’s where we were both English Literature and Creative Writing majors. We also played a lot of pick-up basketball back then. He lives in New York, and I live in [...]

2020-02-05T20:57:31+00:00December 4th, 2019|Fiction Writing|