Why Reading Fiction Is Good for You

I’m a bit of an oddball among writers, because I don’t condemn the television set. On the contrary, I think everyone, and especially serious writers, should watch TV, including TV comedies and dramas, because the audio/visual format provides a perspective on story that you can’t get from reading a novel. This flies in the face […]

“From the Ashes of Courage” First Book Reading

I’ll post tomorrow the short post about Julie and Julia that I was planning to finish today, because this was way more exciting. The first box of copies of From the Ashes of Courage came today! With this book, I did not order a proof copy, so I spent the last week nervous that it […]