Writing advice

WHEN TO TAKE WRITING ADVICE

As a writer, I’m always looking for ways to improve my work. It could be something simple like deleting semicolons (to which I am devoted), or it could be something as complex as a plot line or character that’s weak and needs work. Writing a book of any sort is really not an individual effort. […]

Literary fiction Poetry Writing advice

CONSIDER THE CHAPBOOK

I recently encountered a European outfit that printed only chapbooks. Until that moment, I had considered the chapbook – a small, up to forty page book usually dealing with one subject – a rather rustic but delicate and precious conceit by poets who had nothing better to do. They often have a hand-made, temporary, recycled […]