The Writer’s Craft: Rethinking Structure When Drafting

I'm not much on labels, but in 1981, Betsy Flowers published an article in Language Arts that talked about the four different kinds of writers. Without going into too much detail, here they are: Madman: Unleashed, uninhibited writing that's a free-flow from brain and heart to parchment. Architect: Planned structures of the story, plotting out … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft: Rethinking Structure When Drafting

Crafting The Unconventional Story

I've been writing a long time, and when I go back and read my earliest works written in the 1980s, I see a lot of experimentation and non-conformity while still sticking to the basics of story structure: a defined beginning, middle, and end falling neatly within the boundaries of the standard plot sequence. Although I … Continue reading Crafting The Unconventional Story

Postmarked: Piper’s Reach Ends – My First Response

I have had the pleasure of following the 3-season serial epistolary novella online for the last 18 months, and last evening, the final letters were posted. You can read this post HERE, or you can view the website HERE with all three seasons intact (hurry, though; this will disappear in a few weeks in preparation … Continue reading Postmarked: Piper’s Reach Ends – My First Response

A Tale of Two Interviews: Defining Moments for Jude and EL as Piper’s Reach Nears Its End

Earlier today, I had the time to catch up on the recent letters posted at Postmarked: Piper's Reach. Many things struck me as I found myself once again lost in the world of EL and Jude, but one thing remained with me throughout the day: The Interviews. For Jude, the interview is with Rebecca (Jude’s … Continue reading A Tale of Two Interviews: Defining Moments for Jude and EL as Piper’s Reach Nears Its End

Best Blog Writing on Creativity And The Arts: My 2012 Review

My 2012 was filled with literary opportunities and relationships, both here in Baltimore and around the world. Along the way, I learned a great deal from several writers who take great risks with their words and paved the way for other writers to do the same. I contacted 13 writers, and 7 responded with links … Continue reading Best Blog Writing on Creativity And The Arts: My 2012 Review

Part II of III: Interview with Jodi Cleghorn and Adam Byatt, authors of Postmarked: Piper’s Reach

In April 2012, two Australian writers -- Jodi Cleghorn and Adam Byatt -- began an ambitious collaborative project traversing an odd path between old and new forms of communication, differing modalities of storytelling and mixed media, all played out in real and suspended time. The project has at its heart a love of letter writing … Continue reading Part II of III: Interview with Jodi Cleghorn and Adam Byatt, authors of Postmarked: Piper’s Reach

Author Interview: Jodi Cleghorn and Adam Byatt from Postmarked: Piper’s Reach

In April 2012, two Australian writers -- Jodi Cleghorn and Adam Byatt -- began an ambitious collaborative project traversing an odd path between old and new forms of communication, differing modalities of storytelling and mixed media, all played out in real and suspended time. The project has at its heart a love of letter writing … Continue reading Author Interview: Jodi Cleghorn and Adam Byatt from Postmarked: Piper’s Reach