AROUND THE DINNER TABLE CONVERSATION IS LIVELY

“There’s an expression: “Where the attention is, that becomes lively.”  So when you focus on a thing, it’s almost as if you start it moving and vibrating.  You say, “this is what we’re going to do today, this is where we are, and this is what we want to accomplish.”  Then the work gets better…

The Fictional Dream

Once I decided to educate myself in the ways of writers, my crash course with John Gardner became inevitable, and I’m rather surprised I didn’t run into his work before any undergrad study.  If I had, it might have warned me off of writing altogether (I am still unsure as to which way I’d prefer…