Unexpectedly Being Pushed to Grow


I don’t often get pushed as a writer, forced to write in styles or about subjects outside my wheelhouse. While I want to make each work better than the last, I don’t go outside my proscribed areas of comfort and/.or expertise. As a result, my few courses at Fairleigh Dickinson have been interesting experiences as each one has forced me to dig deep or reach beyond the familiar. Over the summer, I took Writing & Critiquing Fiction and W&C Drama, […]

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Being Stretched as a Writer


Over July and August, I took two graduate courses for my Creative Writing and Literature for Educators Master’s Degree. These were Writing and Critiquing Fiction and Writing and Critiquing Drama, both requiring me to stretch.as a writer. With both courses over, and me catching my breath before the final course begins next week, I am takin a moment to share what I’ve learned. Despite being a working writer and editor since 1980, I continue to be filled with self-doubt about […]

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Meet my Fellow Apes

Planet of the Apes covers

Over at the Hasslein Books blog, Rich Handley has revealed the complete line up of authors contributing to the untitlted Planet of the Apes prose anthology. Rich edits this with Jim Beard and it should be all manner of fun. I mentioned recently that I begin 2016 by penning a story set during the POTA TV series era, focusing on General Urko. The book will be released by Titan Books in 2017, timed to the next installment in the current […]

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