Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes the things you cut out of your work can lead to unexpected serendipity. And daily life can lead a writer to new insights. Continue reading Week in Review: Week 34
Reading Time: 3 minutes William Zinsser’s bright “Writing With a Word Processor” gives a first-person account of a turning point in publishing and modern technology. Continue reading ‘Writing with a word processor’ – a Review
Reading Time: 2 minutes At the urging of some of my biggest fans, I spent most of this week working on the manuscript of “Harry Houdini and the Witch of Beacon Hill: An Exorcism in Two Acts.” Continue reading Week in Review: Week 33
Reading Time: 2 minutes I got down to some serious writing this week, and bought a new toy: the same model typewriter Ian Fleming used for his James Bond books. Continue reading Week in Review: Week 32
Reading Time: 4 minutes What is your practice at home? Shoe agnostic? Shoephobic? Strict? Loosey-shoesy? How do you shoe? Why? And what do you think of us clods who do? Continue reading Shoes on or shoes off?
Reading Time: < 1 minutes More serendipity came my way this week. On a trip back from New Jersey, we pulled into parking garage at the Sloatsburg rest area on the New York Thruway. Glancing at the exit as we walked toward the building, we spotted this sunset over the Ramapo Mountains. We collect sunsets. Someday we may have a separate blog about them. So we made our way along … Continue reading Week in Review: Week 31
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m having fun relearning how to use a manual typewriter. it’s like riding a bicycle. You don’t forget, exactly. But if you saw me trying to ride a bicycle nowadays, you’d get a good laugh.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Someone ground five words out of this historic marker and painted it over. Was this a literal case of erasing history? Or was it editing to erase a slur? Continue reading When history draws a blank, legend will fill it in