As a kind of personal ‘tell’ and Easter egg in my works, every longer piece (except for Untrustworthy, as none of those characters are human), somebody is named Shapiro.
Review – The Dish The Dish came from a dirty plate in our kitchen sink. Therefore, it proves you can get writing inspiration from just about anywhere. Background Also, without a doubt, it serves as an utterly passive-aggressive study of human nature. Essentially, you first. No, you. I insist. I’m not gonna until you do […]
Review – Revved Up Revved Up rocks. It’s the kind of story I tossed off rather quickly and then it kind of took on a life of its own. Background This story started because I had stayed at my childhood home and noticed something odd in the front yard. And the truth is, it was […]
Review – The Boy in the Band The Boy in the Band came about because I wanted to write something special for an LGBTQ+ anthology. So the first person I thought of, immediately, was Richard Holmstrom. Background So at the time I wrote the story, I had no idea what had happened to Rich. As […]
Progress Report – First Quarter 2018 First quarter 2018 proved to be a good time to write. Since this is the first of my writing progress reports, here are the details. I write all the time or at least I work on something to do with writing. The process generally runs from idea to percolating […]
Writing Progress Reports I hope you’re interested in writing progress reports. Because I will be adding them. I love to write and I try to do it on a somewhat regular basis. For 2018, one of my resolutions (a fancy word for plans) is to write a lot more like the late, great Ray Bradbury. […]
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Influencer Impact and Networks For the writing community online, influence comes from three main areas – authors, publishers, and literary agents. There are others online, but I will just look at those three, particularly in the context of the events known as NaNoWriMo and #MSWL. In Jay Baer’s Social Media Influencers versus Brand Advocates Infographic, […]