Category Archives: The Makings of a Writer

Moving Right Along

Recently, I took my 12-years-old Honda Accord to the dealer to have a dead headlight and a failed brake light replaced.  The technician said it would take about an hour, so I just turned over the key, and retired to … Continue reading

Posted in Of Mists and Murders, The Makings of a Writer, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Agent Unawares (For Now)

For all practical purposes, I have finished the “big” novel I’ve been writing to you all about.  Thirty-eight chapters ast it turns out, thoroughly reviewed, critiqued, and edited by my stellar book concierge, and studied by my writers group, “The … Continue reading

Posted in The Makings of a Writer, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Artist Interview: John Carenen

Thanks so much for the interview, LeeAnn! Artist Interview: John Carenen.

Posted in A Far Gone Night, The Makings of a Writer, Writing | Leave a comment

Just what do you think you’re doing, John?

I have conversations with my chair. You need to understand this is not an ordinary chair. This is a new chair that my long-suffering wife, Lisa, bought for me on the sly, assembled herself, and set it before my computer. … Continue reading

Posted in The Makings of a Writer, Writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Left field for the Sox or industrial gaskets?

I was driving around the other day, not lost yet, and saw a business that announced “Industrial Gaskets” and I wondered, where did that idea come from? I mean, when asked as a child, “What do you want to do … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts, The Makings of a Writer | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Humble Hawthorne Homage

Recently, my friend and colleague, known as “profmondo” on his excellent blog that I heartily recommend, wrote about the passing of his 1st grade teacher, and what a profound influence she had on him. I encourage you to read that … Continue reading

Posted in The Makings of a Writer | Tagged , , | 33 Comments

Have keyboard, will travel

It’s not often that one’s labor of love is also his profession. I am in that position now (finally!) as a college professor and soon-to-be-published novelist (more on that in my next post). But I’ve always had great expectations about what path … Continue reading

Posted in The Makings of a Writer | 4 Comments