The Story Had To Be Told: On Writing The Christmas Rose

Yesterday, I published my short story, The Christmas Rose. It's been less than 24 hours since I shared it with my readers, and I wanted to answer a few questions about why I wrote it. Q: The story is pretty long -- almost 8,000 words. Most people aren't reading pieces that take more than a … Continue reading The Story Had To Be Told: On Writing The Christmas Rose

Neil Gaiman and Making Good Art

Mark, a friend and fellow artist and educator, walked in to my classroom yesterday, just before noon. I was talking with Andrew, an alum from '05 who is a fascinating individual and filmmaker. "Make good art," is what Mark said. He stood there, smiled, and said it again. "Make good art." Andrew and I looked … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and Making Good Art