Tag: how to be a writer

Good Things

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

Jim Harrison

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

Forensics Flashback

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