What They Talk About When They Talk About Creativity

A tip of the hat (and an apology) to Raymond Carver for the headline, but it was better than referencing Jurassic World, which wouldn't have made sense at all. This is my convoluted way of introducing a new blog series--From the Art: Creatives on Creativity. In these regular blog posts, I'll be … [Read more...]

Love a Book? Tell the World

                                            There have been some books that became as important to me as friends. I've … [Read more...]

Real Pleasures: Bookstores

Barnes and Noble announced today that it will close a third of its stores over the next decade, so it seems like either a good or slightly ironic time for me to celebrate another in my series of real, versus virtual, pleasures: the bookstore.   When I was growing up, bookstores were … [Read more...]

Set Your DVR for “Guilty Pleasures”!

Every four seconds, a romance novel is sold somewhere in the world. Every four seconds. And they (who are "they" anyway?) say publishing is dead. Romance novels, the people who read them, and the authors who write them are the subject of what looks like a totally delightful documentary called … [Read more...]

Facebook and Twitter and Blogging–Oh My!

You know you're over 30 when you're talking to other writers or creative types (which, in my opinion, is anybody), and this question comes up: "I'm so busy writing--do I really have to post on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, and blog, too?" Short answer: Yes. Yes, you do. Longer explanation: … [Read more...]