Writers in Hiding

When writers experience a rush of inspiration and deeply wonder where that insight might lead, they often withdraw from public view and ready themselves for the creative struggle to follow. But where do they hide and how do they prepare? The answers to those questions are almost as numerous as the writers themselves. Wallace Stevens […]


The Anatomy of Plotting a Novel

by Finley Martin “Never a dull moment” should be the mantra of every modern fiction writer. Savvy critics preach it from literary pulpits.  Eager readers crave it like coke-heads.  Yet, in spite of all that, many writers don’t get it, even so me acclaimed ones. Let’s start at the beginning.  Competition is brutal in the […]