writing

Now That’s How You Do A Book Launch: Bohemian Manifesto Redux

By |May 6th, 2019|

I’ve never been one for crowds, cliques or entourages. Subsequently, I’ve never really been a part of a team that wasn’t a requirement for a school project, work assignment, community-organized event, or gym class. Being a part of a group or associated with a label, […]

Consider This Quote: William Sydney Porter

By |March 18th, 2019|

I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing.
Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself.
There is no Rule 2.
— William Sydney Porter (aka O. Henry), American short story writer, speaking of the storytelling genre he mastered like no other 

Here’s What Happened – 2018 Edition

By |December 10th, 2018|

It’s that time of year when many of us are prone to look back on the past 12 months and hope that what we set out to do was somehow, against all odds, accomplished. It’s also that time of year when many of us set […]

Lotus Moment: Next Nanowrimo

By |November 26th, 2018|

Why This Is Awesome: Last year, I considered the possibility of participating in the month-long writing challenge and exercise I’ve heard about for years called NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo (more easily read as Nanowrimo) stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s goal […]

Steal This Quote: Paul Auster

By |November 5th, 2018|

 

The real aim of art is not to create beautiful objects. It’s a method of reflection,
a means of understanding the universe and finding one’s place in it.
— Paul Auster, American novelist, screenwriter and director

Steal This Quote: Charles de Lint

By |October 1st, 2018|

 Don’t forget — no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
— Charles de Lint, Dutch-Canadian contemporary fantasy writer, poet, and musician

Steal This Quote: Meg Chittenden

By |September 4th, 2018|

 Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad
and are shut up on rooms where they stare at the walls all day.
Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.
— Meg Chittenden, American mystery and children’s book […]

Steal This Quote: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

By |June 3rd, 2018|

 Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and journalist

The Why Of Independent Bookstore Day

By |April 30th, 2018|

It may seem odd that we have days on the calendar dedicated to shopping. No, I’m not talking about days like Black Friday,  Cyber Monday, or Prime Day (I don’t even know how that one got started.). Instead I’m referring to days like Record Store […]

Did You Hear About: Montclair Literary Festival 2018

By |March 12th, 2018|

 

I love a good festival! Whether it’s for music, art, film, poetry or just the cultural exchange of ideas, festivals make the world feel just a bit brighter and reminds you there’s a lot of talented people in the world who will enrich our lives […]