Gosh, where did the week go? I was going to post an update on the goings on at the Big Sur Writers Workshop as soon as I got back, …Read More →
If I could design my own reading room what would it look like?
I’ve often thought about this. Would it be a long gallery with mullioned windows like the library in Winston …Read More →
Multi-talented author Pat Lowery Collins talks about the source of her creativity and answers questions on craft.
“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it! For boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” ~Goethe
Ever wondered why more people don’t follow you when you’ve followed them? Well, I’m not a mind-reader, but I know what turns me off…
1. YOU HAVEN’T PROVIDED A PHOTO
The effort you put into …Read More →
A turn of the century film of London traffic, 1903, that I found on Lee Jackson’s wonderful blog on Victorian London: The Cat’s Meat Shop. I think I’ll be a regular there now. It’s …Read More →
THE LEFT HAND OF GOD by Paul Hoffman has benefited from one of the most perfect, and reasonably priced, marketing campaigns available to authors in today’s marketplace: the strength of the first three chapters.Read More →
It’s almost time for the Big Sur Writing Workshop and this year I’m super excited because I’m only using it as a writing retreat. Instead, it’s my son who’s going …Read More →
How is it possible to love a city as much as I love New York? It’s not even my home town. I only lived there for a few years, twenty years ago, yet …Read More →
As another mad National Novel Writing Month challenge comes to a close I’m particularly grateful to have any words on the page at all, never mind over 50,000 of them. Quite what possessed …Read More →
One of my favorite books of 2009 was Arthur Slade’s THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS, so when Shelley Souza interviewed Arthur, I asked if she’d mind sharing their conversation here to spread the word. We need …Read More →