Thinking in Style

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

I sometimes absorb writing styles from my reading, then use that voice in my head as I’m thinking to myself. Do other people do this?   The most recent example was the other night when I started The Twelve, by Justin Cronin. The title came to me via some reading list so I had no […]

Theatresports for writers, courtesy of blog spammers

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I have a blog, actually more than one blog, but all are anonymous and all very narrowly focused in terms of topic, which is probably why I have more than one. The main one has been around long enough that I get the same blog comment spam as anyone who has a blog of their […]

Characterization exercise: Mother of a murderer

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Carol sits at her dining room table, her right forearm resting on the table, hand wrapped around a tumbler half full of merlot. She’s leaning forward, elbows supporting her, almost oblivious to the cigarette in her left hand. Her expression is fixed, and she moves only to take another sip of wine, or a breath […]