Walking with the Humble Essayist
Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog: Essayist Steve Harvey has launched a fascinating new project this week, a site titled The Humble Essayist wherein he will feature the “Paragraph of the Week,” highlighting a paragraph from a renowned or promising writer followed by a paragraph of comment about the theme and style of the…
Platform-building (A guest post from David B. Coe)
Originally posted on Rebecca Kuder: In which David B. Coe shares some wise words… [For this post, I’m pleased to welcome the writer David B. Coe as my first guest blogger. David is among my favorite colleagues at the Antioch University Midwest Individualized MA program, where he works with graduate creative writing students. He’s a wonderful guide; I always…
Short story evolution
My police procedural which eventually became FORTY & OUT started in a short story titled (not very creatively!) “Happy Birthday to You” in 1990. It was printed in a now-defunct regional magazine called Ohio-Michigan Line published in Toledo. Toledo Homicide Detective Sergeant Veronica Jadzinski (Jadz) was originally Det. Sgt. Joanne DuRoche. The central crime is…
Getting into character
Originally posted on Rebecca Kuder: September 2013: Snuck back into the Earlham College makeup room, where I used to get into character… ? ? I just wrote a note to one of my students, and thought it blog-worthy. I don’t think you need any back story, except that my student is writing a novel and the protagonist…
Pre-orders available now!
Thanks to the creative efforts of the talented cover designer at Deadly Writes Publishing, my debut novel Forty & Out has a fantastic look – I’m so excited! Here’s a teaser: Someone is targeting Toledo’s single women when they turn forty, tucking them into bed and turning birthday greetings into obituaries. Newly-assigned Homicide Detective Veronica…
Back at the keyboard again
Finding my way to a better blogging experience – won’t you join me?