When Hawaii calls, answer

Three years ago I had a dream set on a Hawaiian island — I don't know which one — that featured a character named the Goddess Cash. I transcribed the dream and wrote a short story based on it. And I began, without quite intending to, creating scenes for this character. I've amassed almost 100.... Continue Reading →

Marketing is eating my lunch

Once upon a time, writers wrote, marketers marketed, and readers read. Alas, I missed out on the days when authors primarily paid attention to their craft and the art of storytelling. Now the line between content producers and content promoters has blurred, if not disappeared. The idea of what it means to be an “author”... Continue Reading →

Grammar can save the world

"Some English that might strive thine ear to please" — John Keats, Sonnet to Spenser I recently spent a week being paid to care very much that tenses agreed and singular nouns did not precede plural verbs. That is, I was copy editing. And here I arrive at the limit of my ability to describe... Continue Reading →

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