Waiting, waiting, and…still waiting

Sometimes it seems a writer's job can be defined by the amount of waiting they seem to do. I'm not even sure it matters what kind of writing it is. A freelancer is always waiting for a response to their pitch, or to hear back from a source, or on the final edits. Fiction writers …

A History Lesson

In many ways, reading THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot was a little like a history lesson, a science lesson, and an ethics lesson all rolled into one. Maybe it's a stretch, but this true story of one black woman's immortality is almost the nonfiction equivalent of THE HELP. Of course, the …

Who Do You Write Like?

Recently, an agent asked me about the writing style of my psychological mystery, A GUILTY MIND, or more specifically, "Who did I write like?" This is a question I think many writers struggle with, particularly because we all think we're unique. Still, I understood where he was coming from and I'd heard the question a …