Storytelling Fundamentals: Character, Conflict, Context, Craft An Online Skillshare Class by Daniel José Older Whether you’re new to writing or have been doing it for years, this presentation by Daniel José Older is worth it for the first three minutes alone (there is a sign-in process for the entire lesson). As a farm kid who came…View post
Just submitted a book manuscript, but not before searching and deleting 90% of: just, little, and began.
My life has many good things in it, for which I am grateful. Sometimes there are pictures. Congratulations to Anastasia and Gabriel, winners of the Wisconsin Rapids (I was born there!) writing contest. We posed for a photo with Ford Falcon. The next day I spoke in Menasha and a woman asked me to sign…View post
For me it was Just Before Dark, The Woman Lit By Fireflies, and the poetry. I wrote this in 2010 and will let it stand today: Perhaps some day I will be able to write the piece that adequately explains the debt I owe Jim Harrison. For now, it is enough to say that when…View post
Neat, humbling, unexpected, and fitting: students using my writing in forensics competitions. Fitting because when my 7th grade English teacher introduced me to forensics she gave me survival tools I didn’t know I’d need in “real life.” I know with all the goofball public yammering I do some folks don’t believe it, but I am…View post