an essay and writing can be whatever you make of it. There’s no “correct” way to write. There are no standards of what an essay has to have in it or needs to achieve in order to be considered an essay. That an essay is never in final draft form, even if it’s published.
Every turn of the page feels almost like a hangnail catching the silk of a stocking.
When crisis comes, we naturally want to build up and protect love above all.
Exquisite Duet (formerly Exquisite Quartet) is not so much a composition between two writers, but rather something created within the murky midlands of each author’s mind, yet set off […]
Fireflies in Union Square Sound Like Your Father Whole skyscrapers. Grand glittering ornate monuments to my own ineptitude I could build and still never satisfy him. Not even these […]
17 Carnations: The Royals, The Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-up in History by Andrew Morton 384 pages Grand Central Publishing, 2015 ISBN: 978-1455527113 They are just a memory now, but […]
The inaugural Idlewild Writers Retreat is October 14-17, 2016, and I spoke with founder and organizer, writer Melissa Wyse, about making her dream of a New England artists retreat a […]
Theodore Wheeler has a knack for place. The stories in his debut collection, Bad Faith, paint a picture of small towns and dingy lifestyles, rich with details of location that never feel overly wrought.
When he describes Slaughterhouse-Five’s themes in larger contexts, it’s like hearing that great English teacher you had delve into a exegesis with buoyant intensity.
By all accounts, he took pulp fiction yarns – about hard-boiled private eyes, such as his popular creation, Sam Spade, in The Maltese Falcon – to new, and higher, literary heights.