Writing for 2020

You cast a line into a trout stream. The water runs black and then spumy white around the riffles and rocks. The bait disappears below the surface. You know nothing about the bait. The stream-bed gravel or the submerged limbs … Continue reading

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True Mary. So often, the writing is all over the w…

True Mary. So often, the writing is all over the wall. BAD RAP Blog

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I take back everything I’ve said about writing being fun and easy

There is nothing that will make you gain an appreciation for a creative process more than attempting to do it yourself. You know, like those people who scoff at the museum and say, “A kid could do that!” and then … Continue reading

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The post in which I am thrashed for my poor writing skills

Awhile back I joined an internet group/forum, Grammar Geeks. I love discussing and debating the finer points of English, but, like most of my favorite writers, I will break a rule if I want a certain effect. Since there was … Continue reading

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