writing

Talent for Sale

I’m worried that we’re losing talent. Real talent. Before you swing me up and flog me with names of artists and writers, filmmakers and musicians, hear me out. We can definitely do things better than we could a hundred years… Read More ›

Death of Handwriting

I recently proctored the PSAT for approximately 85 tenth and eleventh graders. The PSAT doesn’t really mean anything in terms of getting a kid into college. I mean, it does qualify top scorers for  the National Merit Scholarship (which is definitely nice), but PSAT scores… Read More ›

Flash Fiction

We interrupt our normally scheduled blog post to bring you the following Flash Fiction (sponsored by LitStack). Hope you enjoy. He left me the car. Of course he left it to me. It was the final slap, the ultimate insult. … Read More ›

Travelling Abroad

I just came back from a week out of the country. Travelling is certainly a process. The packing and worries that precede the trip, the organizing of documents and transportation in the country. Contacting friends and family and arranging lodging…. Read More ›

Writing Elves

Neil Gaiman once spoke about magical writing elves that appear in the night while an author sleeps. These are elves who miraculously finish the manuscript that author is working on. Most struggling writers want to believe in that myth. As you’re stuck in… Read More ›