Word Citizen


Creative writing is like house building; you need to: decide what you want to assemble, how frame your edifice, where to source your materials, ways to denote your project’s limits, sections and ornamentation, and methods for checking to make sure your structure is plum and otherwise sound. Thereafter, you can engage in the fun of detail work.

Jan.  15, 2019. A Computer Cowboy and a Writer Living in Israel.

Nov. 27, 2018. "A Writer's Sons and Daughters' Influence."

Nov. 11, 2018. "Writing as a Form of Grandparenting."

Sep. 13, 2018. "Anniversary Transformations: Two Years and Ten Years."

Sep. 04, 2018. "Told Ya Not to Become a Writer."

Aug. 16, 2018. "Audaciously Writing for Self."

Aug. 16, 2018. "The Baseball of Writing."

Jul. 29, 2018. "Writing to Sell to Readers."

Jul. 11, 2018. "Better Sales from Additional Interventions.

Jun. 24, 2018,  "Perspectives on the Business of Writing."

May 30, 2018. "To Market, To Market."

May 25, 2018. "Not Looking Back."

May 16, 2018. "The Impact of Poetry.

May 09, 2018. "Unworthy Invitations."

May 02, 2018. "Acceptance Letters."

Apr. 26. 2018. "Intertextuality."

Apr. 19, 2018. "Endorsements and Explorations."

Apr. 12, 2018. "Granny Writers."

Feb. 27, 2018. "Sending Your Dear Ones Out to Play."

Feb. 19, 2018. "I Wanna be a Model."

Feb. 12, 2018. "Bites of an Elephant: Books' Inceptions, Contracts, and Sales."

Feb. 06, 2018.  "Trying to Teach the World's New Writing 'Experts.'"

Jan. 30, 2018.  "Writers' Questionable Reactions to Moral Responsibilities."

Jan 24, 2018. "Take the Steps: Part III: The Marketing Process."

Jan 16, 2018. "Take the Steps: Part II: The Pitching Process."

Jan. 12, 2018. "Take the Steps: Part I: The Writing Process."

Jan. 03, 2018. "The Utility of Employing Gelatinous Wildebeests in Writing."

Dec. 25, 2017.  "Negotiating Family Matters as a Writer when Family Matters." "

Dec. 19, 2017. "Writing as a Means to Stretch and as a Means to Create Artifacts."

Dec. 11, 2017. "Beauty and the Best."

Dec. 4, 2017.  "So Much 'Talent.'"

Dec. 1, 2017. "Power Trips Taken by 'Superior' Gatekeepers."

Nov. 21, 2017. "Qualia."

Nov. 16, 2017.  "The Need for Staid Midlife Moms to Write Bizarro Texts."

Nov. 6, 2017. "Turtledoves and Topics."

Oct. 29, 2017. "Cocky Oboe Players."

Oct. 22, 2017. "After Diplomas and Diapers."

Oct. 16. 2017. "Make-believe Friends."

Oct. 3, 2017. "A Day in the Life."

Sep. 29, 2017. "The Significance of Revising."

Sep. 18, 2017. "That Most Important Reality Show."

Sep. 13, 2017. Too Jewish."

Sep. 5, 2017. "Of Girl Scout Cookies, Social Media, and Hawking Books."

Aug. 29, 2017. "Choosing a Topic and Other Writing Realities."

Aug. 22, 2017. “Fumes.”

Aug. 16, 2017. “Words and Things: An Introduction to the ‘Word Citizen’ Blog.”