From Literary Hub:

From Literary Hub:

Sara Davidson on the Ten Lessons She Learned about Writing Hanging Out with Joan Didion As a big Joan Didion fan, I enjoyed this piece. Hanging Out With Joan Didion: What I Learned About Writing From an American Master I arranged to meet Joan Didion in 1971 after...
Writing – and reading – like a scientist

Writing – and reading – like a scientist

Thinking like a detective I recently read an article in Psyche, the digital magazine from Aeon, titled How to think like a detective. The article caught my attention because, as a writer of true crime and crime fiction, I understand the importance of employing the...
Our Most Effective Weapon is Imagination

Our Most Effective Weapon is Imagination

Last year, I wrote a piece called The Prince of Paradox and the Light-Beam Rider in which I discussed the power of awe and wonder. One of the two key players in this piece is Albert Einstein, the preeminent scientist who understood  that “He who can no longer pause to...
One True Sentence

One True Sentence

To get started, write one true sentence. My wife and I have been watching the documentary on Ernest Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. Hemingway did his best work very early in the morning. While I would never...