The Complex Nature of Truth: The Heirs by Susan Rieger

  To children, their parents are just that- individuals who live to serve their offspring with benevolent transparency. At some point, as we get older we are able to peer beyond the veil a bit and accept the fact that our mothers and fathers had lives and goings on completely independent of us. The level … More The Complex Nature of Truth: The Heirs by Susan Rieger

An Outsider’s Perspective: Mexico by Josh Barkan

As I have likely mentioned before, I’m a sucker for a short story collection–something about unraveling the thread that links the seemingly disparate characters and tales– so I all but jumped at the chance to review Josh Barkan’s Mexico: Stories. In it, Barkan, a celebrated writer and Creative Writing professor who lives part-time in Mexico … More An Outsider’s Perspective: Mexico by Josh Barkan

An Excerpt

  As discussed in my previous post, I have been writing–randomly and erratically–but writing all the same! Current word count for actual first draft of novel: 23, 199. We live baby, yeah! Now that I have my plot outlined, I’m currently working on developing the back-story of my protagonist. Here is an excerpt (that admittedly … More An Excerpt

Want to Become A Creative Genius? Start and End Your Day with a 3-Minute Freewrite

I love to write. Fiction, op-ed pieces, you name it. But it’s definitely a labor of love for me. Getting a solid piece of writing completed can be agonizing for me, due largely in part to relentless self-editing. This is that annoying voice in your head that keeps telling you the words you are writing … More Want to Become A Creative Genius? Start and End Your Day with a 3-Minute Freewrite

A Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Buffs in Your Life

“Baby, all I want for Christmas is books.” (How on earth did you know, Mariah?!) Odds are if you don’t live your life with your nose in a book, you probably know someone who does. As one of the aforementioned species, I’d like to offer up my suggestions on gift options for the bookish: 1. … More A Holiday Gift Guide for the Book Buffs in Your Life