Write On

Write On

I’m back at The Orchard Keeper in Speedwell, TN, for a few days. I’m not working on any particular project, just trying to get some decent writing done every day. I arrived around 3:30 or 4 yesterday afternoon, Sunday, and eked out a fiction piece about a guy who...
Remembering Ron Houchin

Remembering Ron Houchin

I first met Ron Houchin at the Appalachian Writers Workshop in Hindman, KY, in 2009, I believe – it was first year at Hindman. He was one of the first people I remember seeing. He always wore a ballcap of some sort, t-shirt, and faded jeans. If there was ever anyone...
Hire Yourself

Hire Yourself

Every once in a while, I sit in on a session of writing prompts provided by Nickole Brown and her wife, Jessica Jacobs. Only occasionally, because they’re poetry prompts. And there are wicked-talented professional-level poets who tune in for this group and I feel...
Taking Notes

Taking Notes

I’ve been taking notes a lot lately. In conferences. In workshops. While listening to other people’s conversations secretly. I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of writing. Creatively. Or even just feeling the pen gliding along the surface of my notebooks....
So Far Behind

So Far Behind

I’m supposed to write four blogs each month for my website. Let me be brutally honest: I’m really not crazy about writing blogs. I feel like no one reads them, and that they’re a waste of my time and energy if no one is reading them. I never get feedback on my blogs....