Read: Ron Base’s “Dame”

It’s fun, don’t you think, to read a book set in a place where you are. I walked through the Fort Myers (Florida) airport the other day and saw an author standing at a table trying to sell books to people in a hurry. As an author, I immediately felt empathy for him. I had to…

Inspiration: Collected Letters

  Sometimes, writing feels like this, a thousand letters (and not all of them familiar) come piling down on top of me. I can be driving down the Beltway, walking through the produce aisle, running on the treadmill. A thousand thoughts pile up on me, letters, words, sentences, paragraphs, Stories. It’s a miracle. Does it…

Still so much to learn

While I focus most of my attention on better language, better structure and better story, sometimes I have to focus on the business of books. When you have a book out there—or will soon—you have to be ready to sell, sell, sell. In the course of my studies, I’ve learned a smidge about some new…