If No One Reads Your Writing, Are You Still a Writer? (And Other Questions to Keep You Awake at Night)

If No One Reads Your Writing, Are You Still a Writer? (And Other Questions to Keep You Awake at Night)

My husband is not a creative type. He is an engineer; everything he does is precise, rational, pragmatic. I rarely engage him in conversations about books and writing, because we think too differently. I believe in possibility and the power of the imagination, and he believes in only what he can see. Now and then, [...]

Book Review: The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood

Winner of the 2000 Man Booker Prize This book came to my attention while taking Atwood's online writing course through Masterclass, where she explained the use of different literary devices. The Blind Assassin is an example of a "story within a story", something you might be familiar with if you've read Frankenstein or The Princess [...]

Writing With Others

Writing With Others

Writing is, by nature, a solitary endeavor. Inspiration, conception, research and development, and execution are, for the most part, done in a state of introspection. Collaboration, if any, occurs when we finally allow someone to look at what we produced during that time, a period of length which varies for everyone. What may take one [...]

Her Hair, Her Choice.

Her Hair, Her Choice.

"She cut her hair." "What? Short?" "Yes! Chopped it all off! What was she thinking?" "She was such a pretty, elegant young lady." The woman's companion shook her head. Her own hair, I noticed, was plaited in a long braid draped across her bosom. "All the young girls are cutting their hair off now." In [...]