Raising Stakes

Standard advice for a writer in the query process is to get cracking on the next book. A preoccupied mind deflects rejection easier. It also proves you’re serious about developing a career out of this writing thing— even though in the back of your mind you’ve toyed...

James Joyce and Me

Happy Bloomsday! For those without a clue, the celebration of Bloomsday comes from the great literary novel, Ulysses by James Joyce. I’ve never read it. For the same reason I’ve never read Faulkner’s Sound and the Fury. Too afraid the material is beyond my...