Thinking About New Orleans #mojogce

Group creativity experiment: 1 – “Litanie des Saints,” Dr. John I’ve always felt a personal connection to New Orleans. My mother’s family lived in Baton Rouge for a long time, and I spent a few summers down there as a kid. I remember one summer coming back home with a slight accent that never fully … Continue reading Thinking About New Orleans #mojogce

NaNoWriMo: Just Write. (This is where I fail.)

Third, what the hell was I waiting till November for? You want to want to be real boy, Pinocchio? Er, I mean, a real writer? Then don’t set 1/12th of the year aside to do it. Do it always, and do it unconditionally. You don’t have to write a novel between November 1st and 30th. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Just Write. (This is where I fail.)

Every Writer Should Read Fool on the Hill

As for where the individual plot-threads came from: Stephen George is, pretty obviously, a semi-autobiographical character. The story of Luther and Blackjack comes from my childhood fascination with the “Dog” and “Cat” entries in the World Book Encyclopedia—World Book had these pictorial layouts showing all the different dog and cat breeds, and for some reason … Continue reading Every Writer Should Read Fool on the Hill