Write in the Harbor and researching for fiction

This coming November, I’ll be leading an afternoon workshop on how to research for historical fiction as part of the Write in the Harbor conference, hosted by Tacoma Community College’s Gig Harbor campus in Washington’s Puget Sound. Longtime fans and friends will know that I’ve written about researching for fiction and have led similar workshops … More Write in the Harbor and researching for fiction

Thoughts from a white writer on our responsibilities as writers

I write historical fiction, and my approach is largely realistic. I also grew up in the South and set most of my fiction there, and for the time being, most of what I write about is set during some of the most difficult and painful eras in our nation’s short history: the Civil War and … More Thoughts from a white writer on our responsibilities as writers

Hashtag Hagridden

I’m not on Instagram, which is weird considering how much I like taking and sharing photos. (Remember when I used to keep a Photo Blog here on this website?) But a lot of folks seem to love it, and some of those folks — lo and behold — also dig my novel, Hagridden. Okay, sure, … More Hashtag Hagridden

Part 2 – Mark Russell, writer of DC Comics’ Flintstones and Prez – Book Club Discussion

Originally posted on Stargazer Comics, Toys & Games:
– This picks up immediately after Part 1, which can be found here: https://stargazercomics.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/part-1-mark-russell-writer-of-dc-comics-flintstones-and-prez-book-club-discussion/ ST: It seems that, unless people are forced outside of their comfort zone of taking orders and asking about fries, most people don’t actively try to use their “computer.” MR: Well yeah, we…

Denis Johnson told us what he dreamed, and he told us what was real

Last night I went to sleep thinking about Denis Johnson, the news of whose passing was among the last things I read before turning in for the night. This morning, I woke to find everyone else thinking about Denis Johnson, too — many hadn’t seen the news until daybreak. One writer I know shared the news … More Denis Johnson told us what he dreamed, and he told us what was real

Part 1 – Mark Russell, writer of DC Comics’ Flintstones and Prez – Book Club Discussion

Originally posted on Stargazer Comics, Toys & Games:
– Our recording missed a bit of this first question, but this transcript picks up very early in the conversation. – For the sake of not typing a lot of sound effects, imagine that we were all laughing, almost constantly, throughout this talk! ST: Can you tell…