When my grandfather died, it was as if his thoughts were transferred to me. All those years he said I … Continue reading Death is Why I Write by Kate Henderson
Working as a ghostwriter is not something you plan for; it is something you stumble into. In my case, it … Continue reading Ghostwriter by Peter McFarlane
The first time I read E. L. Doctorow’s wonderful Lives of the Poets: A Novella and Six Stories (1984) was … Continue reading Literary Influences: E. L. Doctorow’s Lives of the Poets by John Goldbach
I am bad at saying no. As part of a better-late-in-life-than-never self-improvement exercise, I try to turn down extra work—especially the non-paying variety. Continue reading “Saying Yes by Monique Polak”
It wasn’t reading the classics that convinced me to become a writer. My gateway drug to the world of letters was zines—cheap, photocopied, self-published magazines filled with their authors’ reflections on the world.
Continue reading From the Underground: A Writer’s Life with Zines by Jeff Miller
In another life, I worked in schools as a special education teacher and administrator. I gathered stories for thirty-five years, … Continue reading A Memoirist’s Dilemma: Telling the Truth Without Betrayal by Karen Zey
A couple of years ago I was cycling around the ex-garbage dump that is the St-Michel Environmental Complex in Montreal … Continue reading Nature’s Way of Getting Books Written by Raquel Rivera