Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

I have a new post out over at Venture Galleries. I talk about my writing and reading inspiration and why I'm unable to pinpoint only one author. "I have read so many books over the years I’ve forgotten most. A few do stand out, though, that had made an impression on me at the time I … Continue reading Which author made me want to be a writer? | Venture Galleries

This Doesn’t Have to Be the World You Live In. Neil Gaiman on “Why Fiction is Dangerous”

As you know I'm a Neil Gaiman fan. Well, this morning I found an article written by Chris Lough in which Gaiman talks about two of his upcoming new books, Fortunately, the Milk and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Gaiman explains the backstories and motivation for writing these stories and then he shares a little about … Continue reading This Doesn’t Have to Be the World You Live In. Neil Gaiman on “Why Fiction is Dangerous”

Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway: Two Different Worlds, Same Approach

Those who frequent this blog know how much value I place on writing advice from other authors. To me, writing advice is like road signs on the way to whatever destination lies waiting for me over that shimmering hill in the distance. It shows me what rules to follow, what rules to ignore, and what rules … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway: Two Different Worlds, Same Approach