I’m teaching a creative writing class at PCC right now. I thought I would share my “homework” here, since a lot of readers of this blog don’t live in Portland where the class is offered. I teach the class Thursday nights, so each Friday I will post up the writing exercises we did in class. If you follow along for the next six weeks in a notebook of your own I believe… Read More

It takes a snowflake to start a snowball. It takes a snowball to start an avalanche. I just finished the final draft of my book that will be published by Penguin next April, and I couldn’t be more excited! It got me thinking about how it all started, and how you never know which of your efforts and passions are going to gain momentum and turn into something awesome. A friend of… Read More

After hearing that I’d recently published a book a fellow recently asked me “what would you recommend to someone who used to write but has fallen out of practice and wants to get back into it?” I told him to write every day, even if it’s just for 20 minutes. The key is to make it a daily habit, otherwise writer’s block can set in. I have found it really useful to… Read More