Entries Categorized as 'writers'

Connect and Survive

August 20, 2012

August 20th Very often, a creative block manifests itself as an addiction to fantasy. Rather than working or living the now, we spin our wheels and indulge in daydreams of could have, would have, should have. One of the great misconceptions about the artistic life is that it entails great swathes of aimlessness. The truth […]

Symptoms of Recovery

November 21, 2011

Trusting our creativity is new behavior for many of us. It may feel quite threatening initially, not only to us but also to our intimates. We may feel–and look–erratic. This erraticism is a normal part of getting unstuck, pulling free from the muck that has blocked us. It is important to remember that at first […]

Adventurer

July 22, 2011

I was called to Jury duty on July 11th and made it on to a trial. I’m off from work so it really wasn‘t didn’t seem like a big deal but we’re now heading into our 3rd week, beginning deliberations. I can’t talk about the trial/case, or give details (I’ve been sworn!) but suffice it […]

Where did you shop and what did you buy on Save a Book Day?

June 27, 2011

Saturday was “Save a Bookstore” day and I did my part. By the way, did you know Save a Bookstore Day was started by literary agent Kelly Sonnack— of the Andrea Brown Lit. Agency– who has taught workshops at San Diego Writers, Ink? Anyway I went to The Grove Bookstore in South Park San Diego […]

Finding My Tribe

June 14, 2011

The NewYorker Summer Fiction Issue has arrived but so far I’ve only read the non-fiction parts of it. There are new fictions from George Saunders and Jeffrey Eugenides (two of my absolute faves) and Lauren Groff (I still need to read her book, The Monsters of Templeton). Again, I love these writers, but I thought […]

Brown Bag Tuesdays

June 9, 2011

Tuesday I returned (at long last!) as co-host to San Diego Writers, Ink’s Brown Bag Drop-in Writing Group. I host it every other week but had taken a leave due to my teaching schedule last semester. The premise of BB is simple: you come in, I read a prompt from my black box of prompts, […]

Talk Talk

June 6, 2011

A Writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.     -Thomas Mann Yesterday had a great time at the Blazing Laptops Write-a-Thon to support San Diego Writers, Ink— the non-profit writing organization that I’m a part of. (you can still sponsor me! I really did write for 9 […]

Summer Trips

May 19, 2011

I have just one more day of giving final exams– next Wednesday– and then my summer begins. Summer, for me, equals: finishing current draft of novel (updates to come) reading (my book list to come) movies (what’s a summer without movies?) making stuff (did I mention I’m going to take a class on how to […]

42

May 1, 2011

Turned 42 on Friday (April 29th). Ooof. 42. What does that even mean? My dad called me and left this message: Hey Bobby. Just called to wish you a happy birthday. Gosh, how old are you now? Let’s see, you were born in 69. 1969, 79, 89, 99, 2009, 2011. Are you 42 years old? […]

I was published in Entertainment Weekly!

March 10, 2011

Ok, that’s a little misleading…a couple of weeks ago I had a letter to the editor published in the print edition Entertainment Weekly, but hey, it’s a publication, right? A few people emailed me to say they had seen it. Click below to see/read it. Rob in EW My letter was regarding a fantastic review […]