History of The Writer

Maybe a little history lesson is in order. I would start here gangsters. Don’t stop here though, get some thoughts going. How has the image of the writer changed and …

Empathy in Writing

Now I know that feeling empathetic, doesn’t sound so gangster but let me make you an offer you can’t refuse. If you really want to know your characters and how …

The Creative Process

Hello gangsters.  I hope you liked that last discussion piece. Just tell me, how many of you went and got a cookie after reading it? Hmm, thought so. As promised, here …

Let It Swim

  Editing tips for listening to your inner literary gangster Welcome gangsters. Like the innocent young kid who comes to get a job at a family friend’s pizza shop it …

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 …