The Piler

This week, I read an article by Walter Mosley, “Writing Every Day,” which is an excerpt from his book, This Year You Write Your Novel. In it, he says if you want to write a book, make a schedule and stick to it, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year....


I’m reading the current issue of Poets & Writers, and the theme is inspiration. I don’t do anything special to find inspiration. I mean, I don’t sit and meditate or take long walks or drive around waiting for ideas to strike. And I haven’t...


I’m working on a short story that’s new as of today, so I’m very close to the genesis of an idea. Right after Christmas, Scott and I went next door to give my neighbors a “thanks for cat sitting” gift. They told us the funniest anecdote...

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